"Earlier on this year a massive exercise was held in Waiouru to celebrate 150 years of Cadet Forces in NZ. Fortunately I was selected as one of the 6 key people to take charge of around 200 cadets in total (over 1000 cadets in attendance). To be selected for this role I had to write an essay on what three attributes I thought makes an effective leader. The three attributes I wrote about were confidence, effective communication and the unrelenting pursuit of excellence. Listening to you speak today made me think of how you had displayed these all three of these attributes not while just on stage but throughout your whole life. You talked about emailing your role models in your life and that what has made me message you tonight. I really think you are the most awesome person I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and listening to them speak. The way you show confidence by getting up on stage and speaking to a huge audience and by not caring about how others think of you just because you "walk and talk funny" as you put it.  The way you pursue excellence in everything you do from your sporting achievements down to the delivery of your presentation today and despite the fact that you "talk funny" the way you communicated your main message with the audience through your speech, props and slides was fantastic. So thank you so much for sharing your amazing story with us all today. You are the pinnacle of awesomeness Cam!"

- Joseph