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Congratulations to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High JROTC Cadet Named the 2015/16 Cadet of the Year

Friday, May 06, 2016
Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) Cadet Major Kyle Ramos (Pictured Above), for being named the Broward County JROTC 2016 Cadet of the Year.  Cadet Ramos, who attends Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, received the award during a ceremony at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center in Fort Lauderdale, today, Friday, May 6, 2016.

Also honored during the ceremony were first runner up Cadet Master Sergeant Cristina Gibson (Pompano Beach High School), followed by five distinguished cadets:  Cadet Lieutenant Lisandra Gonzalez (Charles W. Flanagan High School), Cadet Lieutenant Commander Fabian Bosneanu (J.P. Taravella High School) and Cadet Major Niquiel Fahie (Everglades High School) and Cadet Captain Oscar Lozado (Coral Springs High School).

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.  In addition, the top cadets from six BCPS middle schools were also honored for their achievements.

The Junior ROTC partnership between the United States Department of Defense and BCPS is completing its 43nd year, and to date, has involved over 100,000 JROTC Cadets. BCPS has the largest JROTC program in the nation, with a JROTC program in every traditional high school.

Also during today’s ceremony, Damian Huttenhoff, former BCPS Director of Athletics and Student Activities, was designated as the 41st Honorary Colonel of the Broward County JROTC Regiment.  


Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 270,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 103 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 208 different countries and speak 181 different languages. For more information about BCPS and the Centennial Celebration, visit browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools, like BCPS on Facebook atfacebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.