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OAHS junior named Air Force JROTC Cadet of the Month

laura kister

Oxford Area High School junior Laura Kister, daughter of Linette and Shawn Kister, was selected as Air Force Junior ROTC PA-771 September Cadet of the Month. "Laura really stepped up, volunteering to be Flight Sergeant where she takes attendance and often leads the class in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance," said James E. Turnbull, Lt. Col. (Ret.), U.S. Air Force, and Senior Aerospace Science Instructor for the AFJROTC program based at Coatesville Area High School. "Laura regularly comes out to Coatesville to learn and practice drill, and she recently led a contingent of new cadets in a color guard event at a virtual drill competition. She also joined our marksmanship team.
 
"Laura has been a great addition to our JROTC program and has shown great leadership skills from Day 1."
 
The 2020-21 school year is the first that OAHS students have the opportunity to participate in the Air Force Junior ROTC program.