Hawaii student ranked 3rd among Army ROTC cadets

HONOLULU (AP) - An Army ROTC cadet at the University of Hawaii is ranked third out of more than 5,000 graduating cadets nationwide.

The university says that each fall, cadets across the United States are ranked on a National Order of Merit list.

This year, Claire Yakabe has captured the No. 3 spot.

Yakabe is scheduled to graduate from the Manoa campus in the spring with a degree in political science and a certificate in French. A graduate of Douglas County High School in Colorado, Yakabe earned a four-year Army ROTC scholarship to attend U.H.

She will be commissioned as an Army aviation officer.

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