On Floor of U.S. House, Spanberger Congratulates Woodbridge High School JROTC Robotics Team Competing at National JROTC Competition

Apr 18, 2023
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**DOWNLOADABLE VIDEO: Congresswoman Recognizes Achievement of Local JROTC Robotics Team that Qualified for Nationals in its First Year of Competition**

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today recognized the Woodbridge High School JROTC VEX robotics team as it prepares to compete in the 2023 JROTC National Championship in Dallas, Texas this month.

In its inaugural year, the JROTC team earned an invitation to compete in the national competition. On Tuesday, Spanberger congratulated the team on this honor, wished them luck in their upcoming competition, and touted this achievement as an example of the strength of Virginia’s JROTC cadets, instructors, and families.

Click here to watch her remarks, and a full transcript of her comments is below.

I rise today to recognize the Woodbridge High School JROTC robotics team — which is competing in the JROTC National Championship in Dallas.

In its very first year of existence, this team has already earned an invitation to compete against teams across the country. After a season of climbing the rankings, quickly learning about the skills needed to win, and placing in statewide competitions, their hard work has paid off.

Woodbridge High’s team is the only JROTC VEX robotics team in the entire Commonwealth. Today, they are not only making Woodbridge proud — but they’re making all Virginians proud.

These Virginia cadets overcame the odds. Their determination, their innovation, and their ability to rise above adversity makes them fierce competitors — and it puts them on a pathway to success as future leaders of our communities, our Commonwealth, and our country.

These results are a testament to Virginia’s JROTC students, their instructors, and their parents. Congratulations, and best of luck to these Vikings at nationals.

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