Shriel Syan, a senior cadet with the 708 Royal Canadian Air Cadets in Stephenville, will be spending time in Paris, France this summer as part of an International Air Cadet Exchange.
She is really looking forward to the trip, where she will be spending a week in Ottawa in late June, before heading off to France until early August.
Syan was born in India but moved to Stephenville with her family when she was seven and has enjoyed growing up in the town.
She got involved in cadets when she attended her first meeting with a friend at the time and is now in her sixth year as a member of the 708 Squadron.
"I liked it and stayed involved because I had my sights set on doing glider, and I was inspired by my leaders to join their rank some day," she said.
Now a holder of the Legion Medal of Excellence for her involvement in the movement, she has pursued and met her goal of flying of glider and was most recently promoted to Warrant Officer 1, the highest rank you can attain in cadets.
She is a leader in air cadets and believes that after university she may come back as an officer in an air cadet program.
When Syan graduates this year she will be attending Dalhousie University in Halifax and work towards a bachelor's degree in science.
The Stephenville High School student is a Duke of Edinburgh Awards program silver medalist and has completed nearly all her requirements for her gold.
Right now she's looking forward to her squadron's 49th annual ceremonial review Sunday at Stephenville High School with reviewing officer Cmdr. William Quinn, deputy chief of staff-operations and intelligence in Victoria, B.C.
She said the public is invited to the review with a 1:30 p.m. seating. She said all are invited to attend the cadets' static displays and reception following the review at the Stephenville Lions Club.