Two Brentwood School CCF Army cadets have been awarded the prestigious Army Officer Scholarship, securing them a sought-after place at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.
In their citation, Lewis and Scott were ''recognised as possessing exceptional leadership potential' and have secured a confirmed place to train as Army Officers with the Army, giving them financial and career support through school and university.
Miss Megan Swettenham, Officer Commanding Army (CCF) said: "Lewis and Scott have done incredibly well to secure the Army Officer Scholarship.
"The scholarship awards young people with leadership potential a place to train at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and later commission into the British Army as Officers.
"Candidates are assessed on their physical fitness, planning, teamwork and leadership skills.
"They also have to pass a series of interviews and write an essay as part of the selection process."
She continued: "Lewis and Scott have both been valued members of the Army section of the CCF and are now Senior NCOs leading the younger cadets.
"Congratulations to both Lewis and Scott on their fantastic achievement.
"The CCF and the wider Brentwood community is very proud of their achievement."
Seventeen-year-old Lewis said: "I couldn’t have achieved this without the support of the entire CCF team who have helped me prepare.
"Without the CCF I would not have had the opportunity to find my passion for the Army and pursue a future career.
"I’ve really enjoyed the position of RSM and I look forward to helping develop the Army section this year."