From Commanding Officer – WCCU, MAJ(AAC) Julie-Ann de Kantzow
Members of the Waverley College Cadet Unit paraded onto the Centenary Quad for the annual Passing Out Parade and Presentation of Awards Ceremony with great pride on Sunday 20 September. We welcomed the Year 11 Squad, the Old Flag Party and the VC Guard. For the very last time, we also welcomed the senior ranks of 2020.
Our Principal, Mr Leddie, attended, along with the headmistress of St Catherine’s School, Dr Julie Townsend. They experienced the wonderful beat of the Drum Corps, led by Drum Major Dante Bryan, and our award winners were congratulated for their significant contributions to an extraordinary Cadet year.
This year, we welcomed our very first graduate from St Catherine’s School, Willamina Burke. Confidently commanded by Senior Cadet Under Officer Christopher Salem, the senior ranks displayed an exemplary standard of drill before the traditional exchanging of the flags from the Old Guard to the new.
Later in the evening, we celebrated the senior ranks’ five years of service in the gym, where traditions had to be adapted due to COVID-19 restrictions. We were fortunate to be sent a warm and heartfelt thank you video from Mr and Mrs Salem, the SUO’s parents, in a beautiful conclusion to the evening.
We wish our senior ranks all the very best for their HSC exams and their future endeavours.