junior reserve officers training corps jrotc essay contest

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY HEADQUARTERS, FOURTH BRIGADE (ROTC) BUILDING 2175 REILLY ROAD, STOP A FORT BRAGG, NC 28310-5000 REPLY TO ATTENTION OF: S: 14 February 2020 ATCC-D 13 August 2019 MEMORANDUM FOR All 4th Brigade JROTC Instructors SUBJECT: Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Essay Contest 1. General. a. The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to give Cadets an opportunity to assimilate lessons learned from JROTC curriculum and communicate their knowledge in writing. Participating in the essay contest exposes Cadets to a key component of 21st Century Education: writing. Writing in accordance with national standards outlined in the Common Core States Standards help Cadets prepare for college and careers. b. For SY 19-20, portions of the JROTC Essay Contest will be incorporated into the JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB) 2020. Out of the possible thousands of essays submitted by Cadets, the JROTC Directorate will select the top essays as the national winners. The national winners will win an all-expense paid roundtrip to JLAB 2020 at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., on 19-23 June 2020. 2. All Cadets enrolled in JROTC are encouraged to participate in the essay contest. A Cadet’s essay will be their own work. Instructors will evaluate Cadets’ essays using the enclosed rubric and select one essay to submit to the Brigade NLT 14 February 2020. The brigade will evaluate and select the top 3 essays using the enclosed rubric and submit them to the JROTC Directorate. The JROTC Directorate will select the national winners. 3. Essay Guidance. The length of the essays will be 2-3 pages, excluding cover page. Pages within the essay, including cover page, must adhere to the following: a. Essay Theme: “Live Your Life with Integrity, Lose with Dignity, Win with Humility”. b. Layout: (1) Font Type: Times New Roman (2) Font size: 12. (3) Spacing: Double. ATCC-D SUBJECT: Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Essay Contest 2 (4) Margins: 1 inch on all sides. c. Cover page will identify Cadet’s: (1) First and last name. (2) Home address (street, city, state, and zip code) (3) LET number (4) High school name (5) High school address (street, city, state, and zip code) (6) SAI or AI name, phone number, and email address 4. The JROTC Essay Contest is made possible with the support of College Options Foundation (COF), who provides affordable college options to JROTC Cadets. For more information, please visit their website at www.collegeoptionsfoundation.net. The COF will provide the following support to the JROTC Essay Contest: (a) COF will arrange and coordinate roundtrip transportation, lodging, and meals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place national winners and one Instructor and/or chaperone for each national winner to attend JLAB at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. 5. The 4th Brigade point of contact for this action is Mr. Chuck Perry, (910) 396-8606, email: charles.r.perry12.civ@mail.mil. Encl Cadet Name: School Name, City, State Essay Criteria 3 points 2 points 1 point Total Points Comments Opening Statement Provides a complete preview of the content in the essay AND has an exceptionally strong hook or attentiongrabber that includes a strong statement, relevant quotation, statistic, or question. Provides a preview of the content in the essay AND has a hook or attention-grabber. Provides an incomplete preview of the content in the essay or does not provide a hook or attention-grabber. Body Clearly explain each of the following three main points; -What does “live your life with integrity, lose with dignity, and win with humility” mean to you? -How does living with integrity, losing with dignity, and winning with humility make you a better citizen? -An example of you living your life with integrity, or losing with dignity, or winning with humility. Explains two of the following three main points: – What does “live your life with integrity, lose with dignity, and win with humility” mean to you? – How does living with integrity, losing with dignity, and winning with humility make you a better citizen? – An example of you living your life with integrity, or losing with dignity, or winning with humility. Explains one of the following three main points: – What does “live your life with integrity, lose with dignity, and win with humility” mean to you? – How does living with integrity, losing with dignity, and winning with humility make you a better citizen? – An example of you living your life with integrity, or losing with dignity, or winning with humility. Conclusion Provides a strong closing statement AND summarizes the main points in a new way. Provides a closing statement AND summarizes the main points. Provides an incomplete closing statement or does not summarize the main points. Grammar Provides complete, coherent sentences throughout the essay AND structure of sentences varies without any punctuation errors. Provides complete, coherent, and varied sentences AND sentences contains no more than one punctuation error. Provides incomplete or incoherent sentences or sentences contains two or more punctuation errors. Spelling All words spelled correctly. No more than one misspelled word. Two or more misspelled words. Essay Layout 2 points Length Two to three pages, not including cover page. Spacing Each page double-spaced throughout. Font Type Times New Roman Font Size 12 pitch Margins Each page has one inch margins on four sides. TOTAL SCORE (maximum possible score is 25)DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY HEADQUARTERS, FOURTH BRIGADE (ROTC) BUILDING 2175 REILLY ROAD, STOP A FORT BRAGG, NC 28310-5000 REPLY TO ATTENTION OF: S: 14 February 2020 ATCC-D 13 August 2019 MEMORANDUM FOR All 4th Brigade JROTC Instructors SUBJECT: Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Essay Contest 1. General. a. The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to give Cadets an opportunity to assimilate lessons learned from JROTC curriculum and communicate their knowledge in writing. Participating in the essay contest exposes Cadets to a key component of 21st Century Education: writing. Writing in accordance with national standards outlined in the Common Core States Standards help Cadets prepare for college and careers. b. For SY 19-20, portions of the JROTC Essay Contest will be incorporated into the JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB) 2020. Out of the possible thousands of essays submitted by Cadets, the JROTC Directorate will select the top essays as the national winners. The national winners will win an all-expense paid roundtrip to JLAB 2020 at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., on 19-23 June 2020. 2. All Cadets enrolled in JROTC are encouraged to participate in the essay contest. A Cadet’s essay will be their own work. Instructors will evaluate Cadets’ essays using the enclosed rubric and select one essay to submit to the Brigade NLT 14 February 2020. The brigade will evaluate and select the top 3 essays using the enclosed rubric and submit them to the JROTC Directorate. The JROTC Directorate will select the national winners. 3. Essay Guidance. The length of the essays will be 2-3 pages, excluding cover page. Pages within the essay, including cover page, must adhere to the following: a. Essay Theme: “Live Your Life with Integrity, Lose with Dignity, Win with Humility”. b. Layout: (1) Font Type: Times New Roman (2) Font size: 12. (3) Spacing: Double. ATCC-D SUBJECT: Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Essay Contest 2 (4) Margins: 1 inch on all sides. c. Cover page will identify Cadet’s: (1) First and last name. (2) Home address (street, city, state, and zip code) (3) LET number (4) High school name (5) High school address (street, city, state, and zip code) (6) SAI or AI name, phone number, and email address 4. The JROTC Essay Contest is made possible with the support of College Options Foundation (COF), who provides affordable college options to JROTC Cadets. For more information, please visit their website at www.collegeoptionsfoundation.net. The COF will provide the following support to the JROTC Essay Contest: (a) COF will arrange and coordinate roundtrip transportation, lodging, and meals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place national winners and one Instructor and/or chaperone for each national winner to attend JLAB at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. 5. The 4th Brigade point of contact for this action is Mr. Chuck Perry, (910) 396-8606, email: charles.r.perry12.civ@mail.mil. Encl Cadet Name: School Name, City, State Essay Criteria 3 points 2 points 1 point Total Points Comments Opening Statement Provides a complete preview of the content in the essay AND has an exceptionally strong hook or attentiongrabber that includes a strong statement, relevant quotation, statistic, or question. Provides a preview of the content in the essay AND has a hook or attention-grabber. Provides an incomplete preview of the content in the essay or does not provide a hook or attention-grabber. Body Clearly explain each of the following three main points; -What does “live your life with integrity, lose with dignity, and win with humility” mean to you? -How does living with integrity, losing with dignity, and winning with humility make you a better citizen? -An example of you living your life with integrity, or losing with dignity, or winning with humility. Explains two of the following three main points: – What does “live your life with integrity, lose with dignity, and win with humility” mean to you? – How does living with integrity, losing with dignity, and winning with humility make you a better citizen? – An example of you living your life with integrity, or losing with dignity, or winning with humility. Explains one of the following three main points: – What does “live your life with integrity, lose with dignity, and win with humility” mean to you? – How does living with integrity, losing with dignity, and winning with humility make you a better citizen? – An example of you living your life with integrity, or losing with dignity, or winning with humility. Conclusion Provides a strong closing statement AND summarizes the main points in a new way. Provides a closing statement AND summarizes the main points. Provides an incomplete closing statement or does not summarize the main points. Grammar Provides complete, coherent sentences throughout the essay AND structure of sentences varies without any punctuation errors. Provides complete, coherent, and varied sentences AND sentences contains no more than one punctuation error. Provides incomplete or incoherent sentences or sentences contains two or more punctuation errors. Spelling All words spelled correctly. No more than one misspelled word. Two or more misspelled words. Essay Layout 2 points Length Two to three pages, not including cover page. Spacing Each page double-spaced throughout. Font Type Times New Roman Font Size 12 pitch Margins Each page has one inch margins on four sides. TOTAL SCORE (maximum possible score is 25)