PROUD MOMENT: Laidley RSL ambassador Sam Cordingley, grandfather Lionel and sub-branch president Brian Ranse at Saturday’s Christmas party.
PROUD MOMENT: Laidley RSL ambassador Sam Cordingley, grandfather Lionel and sub-branch president Brian Ranse at Saturday’s Christmas party. Contributed

Laidley RSL ambassador earns scholarship cheque

NEW Laidley RSL Sub-branch ambassador Sam Cordingley has received her scholarship cheque at the Christmas function on Saturday.

Ms Cordingley said she was honoured to be one of four local high school students appointed ambassadors for 2014.

"The main reason I applied for this position was to prove to my grandfather that I am proud of how my family has contributed to our country's freedom," she said. "I have shown my pride in the past by attending dawn services and Anzac marches.

"I promise on all the values I uphold as school captain at Laidley State High School that I will not let you down, and I will represent you well."

Her grandfather Lionel is very proud of her.

"She is my only granddaughter and has achieved so much in such a short time," he said.

Sub-branch president Brian Ranse said the scholarships were named in honour of four late Laidley RSL members who were prisoners during WWII.



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