Surrey students receive Duke of Edinburgh awards

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


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