Clover Park High School’s (CPHS) Air Force JROTC instructors Lt. Col. Gary Roberts, Lt. Col. Wayne Byron and Senior Master Sgt. Maureen Arroyo, received 2009 Outstanding Instructor Awards from the Air Force out of more than 1,900 instructors nationwide.
The award is limited to the top 20 percent of AFJROTC instructors. Roberts was nominated by John Seaton, CPHS principal, and Arroyo and Byron were nominated by Roberts.
Roberts has been an AFJROTC instructor at CPHS for the past 11 years, Byron four years and Arroyo three years.
The AFJROTC program is a four year series of classes designed to develop citizens of character by teaching cadets self-discipline and effective leadership. The school year is divided between aerospace science curriculum, leadership education and wellness.