Four Central Albertan students earn Duke of Edinburgh’s International Silver Award

Four Central Albertan youth will receive prestigious honours as they join 26 Albertans receiving the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Silver Award.

Jonas Bystrom, of Red Deer County, Carter Brouilette of Sylvan Lake, Alida Granson of Bluffton and Cody Johns of Rimbey will receive the award on Friday at Government House in Edmonton.

The award encourages youth to set and achieve goals, while equipping them with life skills. To receive the silver award, students set goals filling four different criteria including services, adventurous journey, skills and physical education. Then they work to achieve them. To seek a gold award, youth must also complete a residential project, which aims to broaden horizons, experiences and outlook through living and working with others.

The four Central Albertans will receive the award from Alberta Lieutenant Governor Lois E. Mitchell.

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