Teen’s com­mit­ment hon­oured

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

For­est View High School stu­dent and Toko­roa Youth Di­vi­sion Cadet Sergeant Kae­tyn Grace, 14, has com­pleted the re­quire­ments for the St John Grand Prior’s award.

The Grand Prior is the high­est award a St John cadet can earn; an award that takes great ded­i­ca­tion, com­mit­ment and mo­ti­va­tion to achieve.

The cadet who, has at­tended St John for five years, re­ceived her recog­ni­tion from re­gional youth man­ager Kelvin Hall­berg on May 30 with the first stage of the award, the minia­ture pin and cloth badge.

Kae­tyn will then be in­vited to at­tend a for­mal pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony at Govern­ment House to re­ceive her sil­ver Grand Prior’s badge and framed cer­tifi­cate, which will be pre­sented by the Gover­norGen­eral of New Zealand.

Kae­tyn is a qual­i­fied first re­spon­der and has been a re­gional rep­re­sen­ta­tive at

Toko­roa stu­dent Kae­tyn Grace, cen­tre, dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony. national St John com­pe­ti­tions for the past two years.

Mean­while, Toko­roa Youth Di­vi­sion hosted the Waikato Dis­trict Youth Com­pe­ti­tions at For­est View High School on the week­end.

Cadets and Pen­guins from around Waikato com­peted in first aid, care­givers, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, drill and im­pro­vi­sa­tion tests.

Vol­un­teers from the dif­fer­ent func­tions in St John as­sisted with judg­ing and run­ning the day.

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