Nease wins Brain Brawl championship

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By NewsLine Staff

Nease NJROTC completed its 2015-2016 Academic, Athletic and Drill competition much the same way it begin – claiming another first place title, this time as Clay High School NS1/NS2 Brain Brawl champions.

Brain Brawls are similar to Jeopardy contests with teams ringing in the fastest and with the correct answer score points.

Nease’s Brain Brawl team led all 20 competitive teams after the two preliminary rounds, thereby advancing to the four-team finals. After Nease still remain tied with Terry Parker High School and South Effingham High School, a special one-minute lightning round of questions left Nease standing alone at the top.

Nease cadets Brandon Mum, Preston Rose, Scott Cummings, Jesse Gatewood and Troy Barber represented the winning team.

“The finals were intense,” said team captain Cummings. “And then three teams tie and we go into the one-minute lightning round – that was really intense.”

This marks the seventh championship won this year by the reigning Most Outstanding Unit in the Nation. The program recently received recognition as the 2016 Most Outstanding Unit in NJROTC Area 12 (59 school region that covers northern Florida and the state of Georgia) – for the fifth consecutive year.

Nease is now among the top 12 programs competing for the Most Outstanding Unit in the Nation for 2016. Naval Service Training Command in Pensacola will announce those results in the coming weeks.

Photo courtesy Scott LaRochelle

Nease NJROTC cadets Brandon Mum, Preston Rose, Scott Cummings, Jesse Gatewood and Troy Barber celebrate the Clay High School Brain Brawl championship.