Eight dedicated Alberta students receive citizenship award

Edmonton… In recognition of their volunteerism and leadership in their communities and schools, eight Albertans have been awarded the 2010 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal.

The medal recipients are:

  • Amanda Achtman from Calgary;
  • Amanda Beggs from Red Deer;
  • Evelyn Cranston from Hinton;
  • Kelty Douglas from Innisfail;
  • Sidney Lapp from High Level;
  • Kayla Stan from Edmonton;
  • Alexandra Wagner from Bonnyville; and,
  • Zhuxi (Jessie) Wang from Brooks.
“On behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, I am honoured to recognize these young leaders for their outstanding contributions to our province,” said His Honour, Col. Ret’d, the Honourable Donald S. Ethell. “Each recipient has helped make Alberta an even better place to live and I have no doubt they will continue to do so well into the future.”
The recipients all graduated from high school in 2009 and are being honoured for their outstanding contributions to their community through good citizenship, leadership, community service and volunteerism. Each recipient receives a medal and $5,000 for their personal development and general education. Medal recipients were selected from a group of more than 165 winners of the Premier’s Citizenship Award. Every Alberta high school may nominate one student each year to receive the Premier’s Award.
“What these Albertans have already accomplished in their lives is inspiring and sets a great example for all of us,” said Lindsay Blackett, Minister of Culture and Community Spirit. “The quality of life in Alberta is enhanced by the actions and selflessness of people like these great eight. I know their families, teachers and friends are proud, and I want to congratulate each of them.”
The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal is part of a recognition program created in 2002 to honour the 50th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne. The Premier’s Citizenship Award and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal are administered by Culture and Community Spirit and Advanced Education 
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