Three SCEGGS girls attended Air Force Cadets Promotions Courses at RAAF Base Wagga Wagga during the January holidays achieving wonderful results. Clarissa Onie of the Class of 2017 received a Distinction and was placed second on the Cadet Under Officer course, Zara Soars (Year 11) was awarded a Credit on the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Course and Bonnie Harrington (Year 10) placed first on the Junior Non-Commissioned Officer course.
The current Commanding Officer of 306 Squadron Air Commodore Brown, wrote to Ms Allum saying “These are extremely testing courses and each of these cadets from SCEGGS have shown exemplary levels of leadership, teaching ability, maturity, organisational skills, teamwork and commitment. We’ve very proud of them.”
Congratulations to all girls and to Clarissa Onie who will stay on this year to lead the Squadron as the Cadet Under Officer.
The annual Cadet Parade was held last Friday 17 November at Weigall Oval, where the Cadets were addressed by Ms Allum and Dr Malpass who both commended every Cadet on their year of service during the 75th Anniversary year of the Squadron.
Our girls have really had a wonderful year at Cadets with a record number also receiving awards. Congratulations to the following members of the Squadron who were presented with trophies on the day – Cadet Isabella Taylor was co-awarded the SCEGGS Darlinghurst Parents’ and Friends’ Cup for Dux of Basic Stage, Leading Cadet Isabelle Grbin was awarded the BCW Barker Trophy for meritorious achievement, Cadet Corporal Bianca Bowie jointly received the DEL Trophy for outstanding discipline, efficiency and loyalty, whilst Cadet Sergeant Eliza Chew and Cadet Corporal Zara Soars were both awarded the Spitfire Association Shield for excellence in instructional technique.
In addition Cadet Flight Sergeant Clarissa Onie was awarded the Charles Ulm Faith Trophy for excellence in the pursuit of flying and, in a first for a SCEGGS girl, Cadet Warrant Officer Olivia Wallace-Smith was awarded both the Richmond Trophy for dedication to the morale, discipline and bearing of the Squadron and the Sherwood Trophy for outstanding contribution to the Squadron.
All members of the Cadets should be very proud of their achievements this year and we wish the girls well who will be attending promotion courses in January.