Right royal experience for Kate

PURSUING the highest honour in Girl Guides while working towards a major award has put an Albury woman on the world stage.

Kate Millward, 18, took part in the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow during a gap year in Scotland last year.

“There’s nothing like being in front of a crowd that large; it’s something I will never forget,” she said.

The grade one tenor drummer said the experience went towards obtaining her Queen’s Guide Award — the highest honour youth members of the Girl Guides can achieve.

During the past three years the former Scots School Albury student had also been working towards a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award that was presented to young people who undertook activities, including community service and sport and recreational events.

“I couldn’t have done it without my mum driving me everywhere, I think she was glad when I got my driver’s licence halfway through year 12,” Miss Millward said.

The passionate musician and sportswoman is now taking on an even bigger challenge — joining the Navy.

Next month Miss Millward starts as a maritime warfare officer in charge of vessel safety at sea and in port.

She will undertake officer training with the Australian Defence Force Academy.

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