Lakewood High School’s Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps students recently earned first place and other high honors in a national academic contest.
The Lakewood students competed against 700 teams, entering five teams of their own (each with five students). Lakewood teams placed 1st, 6th, 11th, 12th and 18th.
The competition involves a test that students take at their school, said Pauline Bullock, naval science instructor at Lakewood. Test question topics included history, math, science and the military. The contest is sponsored by the national Fleet Reserve Association, a non-profit group of enlisted personnel.
Lakewood competes in the Secretary of the Navy's national contest this month.