Cadet Inspection 2021 goes virtual in 116th year

The Cadet Inspection is the highlight of the Cadet training year, and this year it is available to Andreans around the world. 

Maj. Brian McCue, Commanding Officer of the #142 Highland Cadet Corps at St. Andrew's College, invites the Andrean community to watch this video version of the 116th annual Cadet Inspection. It is a recognition of the efforts of all Cadets for a job well done and a celebration of special achievements through the presentation of our awards and trophies. 

The Cadet program was established in 1905 and has evolved into a broad-based spectrum of leadership training that teaches teamwork and recognizes both individual and group achievement.

The video presentation highlights the outgoing senior leaders, who will introduce the new Cadet leadership for the 2021-2022 training year. The senior Cadets have given their best effort to don their kilts and scarlets one last time, a testament to their loyalty and commitment after a challenging year. 

Normally, the event would start in Memorial Chapel, then the musical tattoo with the Pipes & Drums and musical ensembles would perform in front of hundreds of guests. Following this, nearly 400 Cadets would march with the Pipes & Drums in their Gordon tartan kilts and scarlet tunics. 

This year, the event went virtual, and Maj. McCue offers a special thanks to Cadet LCol Braeden Donnelly '21, who spearheaded the production of this presentation. Maj. McCue said the Cadet Headquarters team deserves special mention for training safely during a global pandemic, starting to plan for the school year in August 2020.

Special awards:
  • The Aubrey M. Foy Award presented to most improved Middle School piper: Hank Heider
  • The 48th Highlanders of Canada Trophy for the best pipe band Cadet: Ryan Henderson and Lucas Henderson (co-winners)
  • The Laurence Crowe Memorial Cup for the top marksman: Ethan Baxter
  • The Rothwell Family Leadership Award for students who best exemplify the leadership traits presented in the advanced leadership segment of the Grade 12 Leadership course: Ian Hilgendorff and Mason Wright (co-winners)
  • The Gord Marshall Leadership Award to the top Grade 12 staff cadet: Bill Shen
This year, instead of recognizing one Upper School Cadet for the J. L. Wright Trophy, the top Cadet in each Upper School training level were named:
  • Grade 9: Alvaro Cortina Hernandez
  • Grade 10: Ryan Cornacchia
  • Grade 11: Efstathios Mouratidis
  • Grade 12: Conner Watts
Cadet promotions for the 2021-2022 training year:
  • Cadet Range Safety Officers: Ethan Baxter, Rylan Kirchmair, William Zhang
  • Flag Party Commander: Udayveer Sangha
  • Grade 8 Course Training Officer: Hunter Hayhoe
  • Grade 8 Sgt. Major: Jack Beswick
  • Grade 9 Course Training Officer: Spencer Thomson
  • Grade 9 Course Sgt. Major: Ryan Char
  • Grade 10 Course Training Officer: David Abramowicz
  • Grade 10 Sgt. Major: Leo Shao
  • Grade 11 Course Training Officer: Michael Suma
  • Grade 12 Course Training Officer: Troy Tsai
Cadet Headquarters appointments for the 2021-2022 training year:
  • Regimental Sgt. Major: Colton Phillips
  • Senior Training Officer: Ben McMullan
  • Corps Adjutant: David Ezeude
  • Deputy Commanding Officer: Jonathan Shen
Braeden Donnelly handed over his sword to incoming Cadet Commanding Officer, David Buckley. "With this sword comes the duty and responsibility of leading the finest and largest cadet corps in all of Canada," he said.

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