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Chief Master Sgt. Kathy Roby Ret. is a new aerospace instructor for the Park High School Air Force Junior ROTC program replacing Sgt. Gerry Ellis who retired in June. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner

Park High School's first female Junior ROTC leader no stranger to breaking barriers

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If those who attended the Veterans Day celebration at Park High School in early November noticed changes in the ceremony, they need only look as far as retired Chief Master Sgt. Kathy Roby.


Roby joined the Air Force Junior ROTC program in September as an aerospace instructor. One of the changes she made to the Veterans Day ceremony two months later was to add a cordon of Junior ROTC cadets saluting veterans as they entered the school and assembled to go into the ceremony together.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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