Warrant officer Cierra Walthers prepares to present  an information package that she and her teammates have developed as part of the master cadet course.

Warrant officer Cierra Walthers prepares to present an information package that she and her teammates have developed as part of the master cadet course.

Cadet embraces leadership skills

Warrant officer Cierra Walthers, 16, has been honing her leadership skills during the master cadet course

A local cadet is learning to motivate people over spring break.

Warrant officer Cierra Walthers, 16, has been honing her leadership skills during the master cadet course at Vernon Cadet Training Centre.

“The cadet program is amazing and worth looking into,” she said.

“It can turn you into a person you did not expect to be, more confident and mature. I don’t know what I would do without this program. The best thing I learned is that to lead, you first have to learn to follow. That is hard to do until you get it.”

Walthers is a member of 1705 B.C. Dragoons Royal Canadian Army Cadet Training Corps and she attends Kalamalka Secondary School.

She wanted to learn how to motivate people and to improve her leadership skills and so signed up for the course taking place over spring break.

She has also attended several band courses and enjoys being part of the corps shooting team.