An 18-year-old pupil from Kingham Hill School has been appointed as a cadet to Oxfordshire Lord Lieutenant Tim Stevenson MBE.
The prestigious positon, marking outstanding achievement, was awarded to Sgt Ellie Copsey of the Combined Cadet Force who said: “I am very pleased to be given the opportunity to serve the Lord Lieutenant in his duties across the county, representing the Queen.
She added: “I’m looking forward to the upcoming year of events, meeting new people and improving my skill as a cadet.
“I’m grateful for the training that Kingham Hill CCF has provided for me in order to become a successful candidate.”
Headteacher Nick Seward said: “Ellie’s confidence and self-assurance have grown through her experiences with the CCF. She richly deserves this honour, and is a great example of the kind of rounded and able young person we aim to develop at Kingham Hill.”