Distinguished Unit Award
MAHS GA-956 has earned another Distinguished Unit Award. This is the top award that a unit can get unless they are inspected that year then it would be "Distinguished Unit with Merit". The levels are: 1st - Distinguished Unit (DUA), 2nd - Outstanding Organizational Award (OOA), 3rd - Meets Standards, 4th - Meets Standards with discrepancies, 5th - Does not meet standards.
Lt Joseph Helton Flight
The Lt Joseph Helton Flight is our Honor Team Organization and our unit's Kitty Hawk Society organization, named for Lt. Joseph Helton. To be a member of the Lt Joseph Helton Flight, individuals must display the highest standards of professionalism, academic achievement, physical fitness, community involvement and represent the unit, their school and themselves in a way that emulates Lt Joseph Helton.
JHF Uniform wear day is Wednesday each week in addition to special events.
The team competes in JROTC 3P, Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Varsity Rifle and USAS International 60 shot standing competitions.
GA-956 Joint Leadership Academic Bowl (JLAB) Team
The following are the cadets on the team with (P) for Primary or (A) for Alternate:
Junior - Jacob Adair (P) Loganville
Junior - Brennen Cox (P) Loganville
Junior - Harlee Waters (P) Monroe Area
Sophomore - Maxwell Anderson (P) Monroe Area
Junior - Xander Gibson (A) Walnut Grove
Freshman - Noah Cupit (A) Monroe Area
One of the main goals of the JROTC Academic Bowl is to prepare students for state exit/graduation exams as well as college entrance exams, such as the SAT and ACT. However, many JROTC instructors are understandably interested in measuring how well their cadets are learning the JROTC curriculum. Therefore, we will have a mix of JROTC curriculum as well as English, math, and science in each level of the competition. A few questions about current events are also included – focusing on national and international news, particularly international relations, politics, business, and science. All of the current events questions will be taken from major media available on television, the internet, and in daily newspapers (see suggested resources below).
Level I includes 25% JROTC questions, 65% SAT/ACT-type questions, and 10% current events questions.
Level II includes 15% JROTC questions, 75% SAT/ACT-type questions, and 10% current events questions.
In both Level I and Level II, a total of 2-3 questions will come from the following USAA Educational Foundation videos:
- Opening Your First Bank Account - https://vimeo.com/257540781/becc571fb2
- Making Money Work for You - https://vimeo.com/257540735
- How Time Builds Wealth - https://vimeo.com/269913995
We encourage all cadets to check out the videos from USAA and to prepare for the ACT, SAT, and ASVAB tests by reviewing English, science, and math coursework. There are several resources available, free-of charge, to all students.
Websites to review include:
www.cofcontests.com – online SAT/ACT guides (contest information tab)
www.number2.com – a free test prep website
www.march2success.com – a free test prep website
www.khanacademy.org – a free website with math, history, and science lessons
www.foxnews.com/index.html - FOX News
www.cnn.com/cnn10 - CNN Student News
www.npr.org/ - National Public Radio
www.reuters.com/ - Reuters
www.usatoday.com/ - USA Today Newspaper