Cadets hon­oured at an­nual re­view

Awards pre­sented to out­stand­ing cadets

The Southern Gazette - - Editorial - BY COLIN FAR­RELL

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.”

Also awarded

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.

PHO­TOS BY COLIN FAR­RELL/THE SOUTH­ERN GAZETTE

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.

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