The Air Force Junior ROTC instructors and cadets of Cooper High School earned an overall unit assessment score of Exceeds Standards, the highest rating attainable.

The assessment came during an on-site evaluation on Oct. 18.

The assessment citation read: “MSgt Ronald F. Deos and Col. Steven E. Shinkle created a dynamic and supportive learning environment coupled with an excellent community outreach. The instructors provided outstanding leadership in administering the cadet centered citizenship program.

“The Cooper High School cadets performed exceptionally well and took great pride in leading and accomplishing their unit goals. The Cooper High School Air Force ROTC citizenship program is making a positive impact on the cadets, the school and the community.”