We are pleased to learn that our Year 12 student William Bennett, a Cadet Corporal at Meadowbank Division of St John Youth Cadets has been announced as the East District Cadet of the Year.
His duties as will include visiting every Division in his District, being a committee member for District and Regional Competitions, presenting and speaking at Awards Evenings, District Inspections and formal St John Ceremonies. William has also been selected for the Northern Colour Party that march in the St John Flags at formal ceremonies such as the recent St John Day Rededication Service at St Mary's-in-Holy Trinity, Parnell.
The project that he presented during the interview and selection process was about getting all cadets in the East District volunteering their time for local Community Service. There are five groups that have already benefited from this project.
William is currently working on establishing an East District Youth Council. He has recently competed in the Hutchinson Cup and National Youth Competitions in Wellington. Last year William completed his International St John Grand Prior's Award and is now being trained as a Cadet Leader.