On March 8, Brookfield Central Senior and Cadet Colonel, Olga Boukhvalova, was honored with a General Carl A. Spaatz Award. After being nominated earlier in the year by both Senator Ron Johnson and US Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, the award was presented to Boukhvalova by Governor Scott Walker in a private ceremony with Wisconsin Wing Commander Colonel Rose Hunt.
The Spaatz Award is Civil Air Patrol (CAP)'s highest honor, and only five out of one thousand cadets (or 0.5%) that join CAP ever achieve this award during their service as a cadet. The award is given to CAP cadets that pass the necessary exam and meet the appropriate criteria in the categories of leadership, fitness, aerospace, activity participation, and moral character.
Cadet Col. Boukhvalova has been accepted to both the US Air Force and Naval Academies.