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Congratulations to the BCPS 2024 JROTC Cadet of the Year!

A person in military uniform holding an eagleCongratulations to West Broward High School’s Cadet Colonel Addison App (pictured) for being named Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) 2023/24 JROTC Cadet of the Year. App received the Superintendent’s Award of Excellence during a special celebration and Pass in Review ceremony on May 24, 2024, at Pompano Beach High School. App, a member of the Class of 2024, is attending the United States Military Academy after graduation.

In all, seven top cadets were honored and received scholarships worth a combined total of $10,000. They were evaluated on their academic performance, demonstrated leadership, community service, school involvement and JROTC participation. Rounding out this year’s top winners were: 


  • Cadet Rashad Coleman (11th grade), Coconut Creek High School

Distinguished Cadets

  • Stefanie Morancy (11th grade), Boyd Anderson High School - Entrepreneur Leadership and Military Academy
  • Ashley Melo (12th grade), Coral Glades High School
  • Marco Reyes (12th grade), Miramar High School
  • Gabriel Fonarov (12th grade), Nova High School
  • Anthony Clase (12th grade), South Broward High School

In addition to the top winners, one Outstanding Cadet from each BCPS high school was also recognized during the ceremony.

BCPS offers the largest JROTC program in the world with opportunities in every high school and several middle schools. The 2023/24 school year marked the 50th anniversary of the JROTC partnership between BCPS and the United States Department of Defense, impacting more than 200,000 JROTC cadets from all four branches of the military.



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