Meet Corporal-1112, a young Royal Canadian Army Cadet with an extremely mature vision. Corporal Hickmott has been involved with the Royal Canadian Army Cadets for two years. Hickmott first became interested in the Cadets through her friends verbally sharing experiences they had with the Air Cadets. Corporal Hickmott is with the Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) Tecumseh (Windsor Regiment), #1112. Attached is the link to the RCACC’s website: http://rcacc1112.tripod.com/rcac_1112/index.html.
This young role model’s vision is an interest in the military as a career. When I asked her why the military she indicated she wants to help out her country. She thus joined the Army Cadets and became further interested given the potential career training. Her interest has since grown and she is interested in serving in the area of artillery. For those of you not in the know that means the “front line”.
I asked Corporal Hickmott if she had to pinpoint exactly what the Cadets had taught her most about life and about herself she indicated the Cadets have taught her how to better act in public. Upon further inquiry in the form of How so? Corporal Hickmott explained being exposed to new people (such as those in the military who have suffered) she has learned when you hear what others have gone through you learn not to speak or judge too quickly; but rather to listen closely before giving an opinion or passing judgment. This is an extremely insightful discovery for a Cadet so young and she is, frankly, a role model our Canadian children can aspire to.
Corporal Hickmott shared with me being a part of the Army Cadets has been a very positive and rewarding experience and she has made many new friends through the Cadets. It’s apparent, this sincere and genuine young lady is deserving of the best type of friends and she is extremely ahead of the pack in terms of her maturity. The Cadets have opportunities for younger children as well and our Corporal shared with me some of the members are as young as 12.
As is common I asked Corporal Hickmott whom her Hero would be if she had to name one. She said “my Grandma”. I asked her why so and she said “she has always been there for me and has helped me in any way she could.” - an extremely heroic quality also apparent in her granddaughter. I knew Corporal Hickmott’s grandmother. In fact, she was my Godmother. I agree wholeheartedly with her assessment about her grandmother and even though she is no longer with us I just know she is watching from above, smiling, and extremely proud of this young lady. The best of luck to you in your career pursuits Corporal Hickmott - - I know you will make and be, an incredible soldier!
“Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.” - Benjamin Disraeli
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