Cadets honoured at annual review
Awards presented to outstanding cadets
CPO2 Samantha Allen took home the top honour at the 37th annual ceremonial review (ACR) of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 280 ZAANDAM on Sunday, June 3.
Samantha was selected as this year’s recipient of The Lord Strathcona Trust Medal. The sixth-year cadet was surprised to be selected for the award.
“It was a great honour to get that,” she said. “It means a lot to get this medal, which means a lot in the cadet program. I was very happy.”
Samantha will be attending camp this summer in a staff position in the seamanship school in HMCS Acadia, in Cornwallis, N.S, before she leaves for Memorial University in September.
“Headed to nursing school (at) MUN,” she said.
Samantha reflected on this being her last year with cadets.
“It was good,” she said. “I’m going to miss it. I definitely learned a lot during my cadet experience, and I’m glad I was in it.”
CPO1 Ryan Brushett and CPO2 Magen Senior were also awarded during the ACR at Pearce Junior High School.
Ryan received the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Centennial Coin. The coin is award to the cadet that demonstrates outstanding and dedicated service during the Sea Cadet’s Centennial year.
Magen was awarded the Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence.
CPO2 Samantha Allen’s mother Denise pinned The Lord Strathcona Trust Medal to her daughter’s uniform.
Lt(N) Yvonne Ryan, commanding officer for RCSCC 280 ZAANDAM presented CPO1 Ryan Brushett with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Centennial Coin.
Audrey Pike from Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29 Burin presented Magen Senior with the Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence.