Cadet of the Week from Marystown

Published on August 29, 2012

Michael Cooke, from Marystown, holds up the dog-tag necklace he received for being named ‘Cadet of the Week’ for his division at ‘HMCS Acadia’. With him is fellow Cadet of the Week, Justin Griege from Lunenburg, N.S. Photo by Captain Wendy Patterson, Regional Cadet Support Unit (Atlantic) Public Affairs

Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Michael Cooke of Marystown has been named ‘Cadet of the Week’.

Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Michael Cooke of Marystown was named ‘Cadet of the Week’ for his division at HMCS Acadia, Canada’s largest sea cadet summer training centre, at the final graduation parade, held Aug. 16.

Cooke recently graduated from the three-week Basic Seamanship course, during which cadets learned the fundamentals of being a crewmember on a vessel at sea.

As well, cadets had time this summer to play sports and games, go to the movies, hang out with friends at the cadet canteen and visit local attractions like Upper Clements amusement park.

The Cadet of the Week award recognizes the cadet from each division who has shown particular dedication, effort or leadership that week.

Cooke is a cadet with 121 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Mary Rose in Marystown.

HMCS Acadia is one of five Cadet Summer Training Centres in Atlantic Canada. Cadets from across Canada and abroad are at the training centre this summer taking part in music, sailing, seamanship, and fitness and sports programs.

Through participation in the Cadet Program, young people develop valuable life skills in teamwork, citizenship, leadership and physical fitness while having fun and meeting new friends.