Century High School graduate honored by U.S. Air Force
(THE MED CITY BEAT) - A former Century High School valedictorian has been named the 2014 Air Force Cadet of the Year.
Alexander Cox received the award at a ceremony earlier this month at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Cox is a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and a graduate from the University of Washington in St. Louis.
The Cadet of the Year award goes to the most outstanding cadet from the Air Force commissioning program, which includes Officer Training School, the Air Force Academy and the Air Force ROTC. In a news release, the Air Force said that as a cadet Cox consistently exhibited the utmost excellence in leadership, academics, fitness and character.
Cox is the 15th recipient of the award. He will report for flight training in early 2015 with the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program, according to his college alma mater.