The event which took place at the Grand Cayman Marriott paid tribute to volunteers, cadets, and officers in the various detachments for their achievements throughout the year.
The six cadet corps’ detachments are
Individuals recognised for their achievement included:
Commenting at the dinner CICC Commandant Lt Colonel Bobeth O’Garro noted the particular impact of COVID-19 on the work of the corps as well as its community service initiatives.
Everyone, she said, had persevered and found ways to accomplish training targets, including virtual classes and testing and other innovative forms of service delivery such as social media. “You rose to the occasion and did your part. We are extremely proud of you. Well done.”
Cadets also engaged in a number of community service projects supporting the National Emergency Operations Centre Communication Centre as well as residential management of Government’s mandatory isolation facilities.
The youth development organisation, whose members are male and female high school students between the ages of 12 and 17, also created the well-received “Sweet Cayman Kind” song to support and motivate the Cayman Islands community.
Cadets likewise provided entertainment throughout the evening, including the Layman Scott High School detachment singing ‘Feliz Navidad’, and individual cadets performing on the harp and steel pan.
Special guest speaker, retired Marine Master Sergeant Andrew McLaughlin, the President of the Cayman Islands Veterans Society (CIVS) attended the event his wife Shadden, also a Marine veteran, and a retired Marine Private First Class. He spoke on the theme “perseverance despite the challenges”, a fitting theme for 2020.