West Orange HS student named AFJROTC Outstanding Cadet of the Year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School junior Delaney Kerr has been named the AFJROTC Outstanding Cadet of the Year in New Jersey.

“This is a big award for Cadet 1st Lt. Kerr,” WOHS Junior Air Force ROTC Commander Maj. Joseph Marchesini said. “It’s our equivalent of winning a state championship.”

Kerr was selected by the U.S. Air Force as the AFJROTC and Air Force Association Outstanding Cadet of the Year for New Jersey. The award is given annually to one third-year cadet in each state who best exemplifies the attributes of an AFJROTC cadet. The Air Force looks at a cadet’s body of work in the program, focusing specifically on their junior year. Kerr was chosen from a group of approximately 600 of her peers in the state.

“Cadet Kerr will wear the outstanding cadet ribbon with a silver star on her uniform and will now compete at the Northeast Region level.”