Cathedral Prep's Air Force Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC) has been selected as one of 356 units to receive the 2016-17 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award, an honor that recognizes units for excellent performance and service to the community.
This award recognizes Air Force JROTC units that have performed above and beyond normal expectations and distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community.
Air Force JROTC is located in close to 900 high schools across the U.S. and at selected schools in Europe, the Pacific and Puerto Rico, the release states, with enrollment including more than 120,000 cadets performing more than 1.6 million hours of community service each year.
The objectives of the JROTC program include training high school cadets in citizenship and life skills, instilling responsibility and self-discipline through character education and providing instruction in air and space fundamentals, school officials said. Enrollment is open to all high school students.