Meadowridge News

Ten Grade 12 have earned the Duke of Edinburgh Award

Ten Grade 12 Meadowridge students are receiving their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Rohan V., Joel C., Amy S., Omer W., Dacian D., Aryaan R., and Ishan S., have completed the Bronze Level, and Julia Z., Eva L., and Christina S. have completed the Gold Level. The Gold Award recipients will attend an external Award Ceremony hosted by the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Canada staff to receive their Awards during the 2023/24 school year. 

About the Award:

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Canada is a global program that challenges, empowers, and recognizes young people between the ages of 14 to 24 for over 60 years. By recognizing the amazing things young people can do and learn outside the boundaries of formal education, the Award empowers them to discover hidden talents, develop untapped leadership potential, and make a difference in their community. 

The Award challenges young Canadians to develop the skills and tools to improve themselves and their communities by encouraging them to go beyond their comfort zone. Many young people, through lack of confidence, opportunity, or education, feel incapable of affecting real change in their communities. The award helps to encourage young people to develop crucial skills needed to navigate change, build resilience, and create positive habits.

For young people, a high school diploma, college certificate or university degree shows technical prowess. An Award certificate demonstrates their individual character and represents the life skills they have developed, including confidence, a sense of purpose, resilience, problem-solving, compassion, and respect for diversity.

There will be another Award presentation in June for the high school students who achieved their Awards during the 2023/24 school year.