Waukesha teens win two state awards at annual conference
Waukesha, Wis. – Civil Air Patrol’s Waukesha Composite Squadron cadets received two of the three state-wide awards given to cadets at the annual CAP Conference held recently in La Crosse Wis.
Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Stephanie Hopkins was awarded the Air Force Sergeants Association Outstanding National Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Award. Given annually, the award is given to the NCO cadet who exhibits outstanding qualities in the areas of followership, leadership, self discipline and aerospace education, as well as helping other cadets reach their goals.
Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Austin Witthun was awarded the Frank G. Brewer CAP Memorial Aerospace Award for his outstanding aerospace achievement and significant contribution to the Civil Air Patrol aerospace program.
The cadets are among 25 Waukesha area youth that are members of the cadet program in Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, which is open to all youth ages 12 – 21. The program focuses on leadership, aerospace education, fitness and character development.