Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) Cadet Alexandria Smith from Pompano Beach High School (pictured right) for being named the 2014/15 Broward County Cadet of the Year.
The Cadet of the Year was selected from the top cadets at each of the District’s traditional high schools. The cadets were evaluated on their academic performance, demonstrated leadership, community service and school involvement, as well as their JROTC participation.
Following the Cadet of the Year award winner, were the following top ranking cadets: Eli Byron, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; Michael Lystad, Cooper City High School; Matthew Biedeman, West Broward High School; Salma Campos, Monarch High School; Abigail Serrano, Western High School; and Rene Garcia, McArthur High School. In all, the top seven cadets received scholarships valuing nearly $40,000.
The Broward County Cadet of the Year and the top cadets from each of the District’s high schools and participating middle schools, were honored during a ceremony held on at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center.
The JROTC partnership between BCPS and the United States Department of Defense is completing its 42nd
year, and has involved over 100,000 JROTC cadets. BCPS has the largest JROTC cadet program in the nation, with JROTC programs in every traditional high school. During the 2014/15 school year, more than 7,300 BCPS students participated in JROTC sponsored by all four branches of the military.
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