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(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program proctored the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) for sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in joining the armed services on Friday, Jan. 14.

LRHS JROTC instructor Sgt. Bill Cassidy stated, “Historically, Mustangs have scored better on the ASVAB than other schools in the county, so I am confident in how they performed.”

The ASVAB test is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and knowledge. The score accesses skill level to predict future academic success and occupation opportunities in the military and other careers.

Senior Reed Smith said, “I took the ASVAB to test my skills and see where I line up for military service after high school. After taking it, I feel confident in how I did and feel I scored fairly well.”

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The score can determine which field of the military they can go into. A higher score gives the applicant more range in what position they want to pursue while a lower score limits it.

The aptitude test score ranges from 1-100 and covers four different sections arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, and mathematics knowledge.

Cassidy explained, “Having the ASVAB offered at LRHS is a great opportunity because Mustangs end up being more receptive when not having to face recruiters and other pressures that would appear if they took it up in Tampa.”

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