Teen’s commitment honoured
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.