Six Surrey youth were among 85 from across the province to receive silver Duke of Edinburgh awards earlier this month.
The certificates were presented by Lt.-Gov. Steven Point June 4 in recognition of the youth having completed the silver level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award program.
Local recipients include Andrew Boycott, Taylor Cork and Sumeet Lehal of Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary; Emma Attfield and Krittika D’Silva of Southridge School; and Liam Ross of 1st Semiahmoo Sea Scouts.
To earn the award, the youth had to complete activities in the award program’s four sections: voluntary service, adventurous journey, skill and physical recreation.
The award itself consists of a lapel pin and an inscribed Certificate of Achievement.
The international program is open to all youth between the ages of 14 and 25; in the British Columbia and Yukon Division, there are more than 7,000 registered. For more, visit dukeofed.org