Prep School Class of 2021 Graduation

USAF Preparatory School Class of 2021 graduates concluded their 10 month prep journey by walking across the stage at Clune Arena on Wednesday to receive their diplomas from Col. Melissa Youderian. Guest speaker for the graduation was USAFA Superintendent General Clark.

Prep School Commander Col. Melissa Youderian          


Superintendent General Clark was the guest speaker.  He spoke of the challenges the Cadet Candidates faced this paced year, unlike any from previous years.  He congratulated them on making it up the "Hill" together.  This achievement was not accomplished individually, but as a group that came together in a challenging year and the bonds they have formed will carry them through the next four years as they continue their journey as USAFA Cadets, Class of 2025.

USAFA Superintendenet Gen. Richard Clark

2021 Preparatory School Award Winners:

Top English Cadet Candidate: Jeremy Szczepankiewicz             Top Mathmatics Cadet Candidate: Angel Borders                                           


Top Science Cadet Candidate and Outstanding Character       Academically Most Improved Cadet Candidate: 

Development Cadet Candidate: Joseph Tschetter                 Quadarrius Terrell


Top Academic Cadet Candidate: Roland Ocampo                  Top PFT and AFT Cadet Candidate Male: Joseph Betts


Top PFT and AFT Cadet Candidate Female and               Outstanding Athlete Cadet Candidate Male:

Overall Outstanding Cadet Candidate: Savannah Ellis      Ethan Taylor


Outstanding Athlete Cadet Candidate Female: Mekayla Dedo    Outstanding Military Cadet Candidate: Ryan Garrison


The Award winners were also presented with a coin from Col. Youderian, CMSgt Sparks and Gen. Clark in recognition of their achievements.

It has been a different kind of Prep year for this class of cadet candidates.  They have overcome many challenges that other classes have not had to face and theydid it with courage, perseverance and an optimistic attitude.  These traits will serve them well as they move ahead to the Academy as a Class of 2025 cadet. Congratulations to all the Cadet Candidates on their graduation! It has been an honor to be part of your Prep School experience and WebGuy looks forward to photographing your experience in June during BCT! 









To view photos from Prep School Graduation, go to Classes > Prep School > Prep Graduation.  Set your photo order OLDEST to NEWEST.  Select your start page (AOC pictures 19-23 ) (Graduation pictures 23-80) or click on the links below.

Cadet Candidate with AOC Pictures pg. 19-20 - Alpha Squadron

Cadet Candidate with AOC Pictures pg. 20-22 - Bravo Squadron

Cadet Candidate with AOC Pictures pg. 22-23 - Charlie Squadron

Prep School Graduation 2021 pg. 24-80 - Graduation 2021