Harrogate Sea Cadets recognised at inspirational awards evening

The Harrogate Sea Cadets.
The Harrogate Sea Cadets.
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The hard work and dedication of the Harrogate Sea Cadets was celebrated in a special awards evening at the Cedar Court hotel on February 6.

It was an opportunity to reflect on their achievements and what makes the Sea Cadets special.

Pacey Gladman and Will Cotton with Michelle Blackburn and The Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate, Coun. Nick Brown. (1702066AM5).

Pacey Gladman and Will Cotton with Michelle Blackburn and The Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate, Coun. Nick Brown. (1702066AM5).

Cadet First Class Joseph Gdaniec said: “It’s great for everyone to be recognised.”

Able Cadet Yasmin Malik said: “The Sea Cadets is a community, we’re like a family and it’s really fun to be part of.”

Cadet First Class Jenna Quinn said: “It’s good because you get opportunities you might not get at school or anywhere else.”

Commanding Officer Michelle Blackburn said: “It is such a tough job picking the winners because they are all so talented, and that’s why we try to recognise all of the cadets where we can. It’s been a great evening celebrating their successes.”

Chloe Horsfall and her sister Olivia with chairman Michael Langford.(1702066AM7).

Chloe Horsfall and her sister Olivia with chairman Michael Langford.(1702066AM7).

The Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate, Coun Nick Brown, said: “You should all be very proud of what you’ve achieved.”

Award winners in full: best junior section cadet, LJ Natalie Gaffney-Smith; most improved bugler, CFC James Stainthorpe; most improved percussionist, OC Tegan Gladman; best all round band cadet, AC Zack Reeves; most improved boating, CFC Joseph Gdaneic; community award, William Cotton and Pacey Gladman; best dressed, AC Yasmin Malik; attendance award, Cdt Lewis Hargreaves; attitude to learning award, CFC Jenna Quinn; best all round junior cadet, OC Tegan Gladman; best all round senior cadet, LC Elliot Warrington.

Debbie Williams, Yasmin Malik, Joseph Gdaniec and Michelle Blackburn. (1702066AM4)

Debbie Williams, Yasmin Malik, Joseph Gdaniec and Michelle Blackburn. (1702066AM4)