Cadets Serve at WA Awards and Anzac Day Ceremonies
The School’s Army Cadets continued a proud tradition of service to the Western Australian community by representing the Christ Church at two momentous ceremonies recently.
On Saturday 29 May, 14 boys from the Christ Church Cadet Unit gave support to the WA Citizen of the Year Awards presentation at the Burswood Entertainment complex.
The 38th annual presentation of WA’s premier awards honoured the finalists’ achievements and contribution to the State and people of WA in a number of areas including community service, sport, youth, arts and regional development.
Mick O’Sullivan, Army Cadets Co-ordinator said: “We were used in the role of a Guard of Honour to the Vice Regal Party, including the Governor of WA Dr Ken Michael and party and also during the presentations as escorts to the award recipients. It was a great experience for the cadets… for the School in its Centenary year with several accolades expressed from several key note speakers on how successful it was to have that cadet military presence at the function.”
Jennifer Young, Director of Celebrate WA said: “These unique Western Australian Awards are the state’s most prestigious accolades and your [the Cadet Unit’s] involvement assisted in making the evening a great success. The cadets did an amazing job and we would have been lost without their fantastic assistance. The [boys’] appearance and behaviour is something that… the School along with their parents can be truly proud of.”
The function was particularly special to many of the Cadets, who had the opportunity to witness former Head of Drama Tony Howes being nominated for an award in the Arts, Culture and Entertainment category, following 25 years of service to the School.
CUO Saxon Norgard was the Senior Cadet representative for the evening and also joined a number of cadets representing the School at the 2010 Anzac Day service recently. He was assigned to carry the 2/28th banner, which is fitting given that Saxon’s great-grandfather Lance Corporal E.R. Norgard was number 3004 of the Australian Imperial Forces 2nd Division 7th Brigade 28th Battalion in 1916.