Southridge Students Presented with Duke of Edinburgh Gold
Posted 06/07/2017 03:58PM


Azra Panjwani 2017, Mr. Knihniski, Melissa Liu 2015 and Suneet D'Silva 2015 (left to right)


On Friday June 2nd, three Southridge students were presented with their Gold certificate from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. Azra Panjwani, Mellissa Liu (class of 2015) and Suneet D’Silva (class of 2015) all achieved their Gold level of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Melissa and Suneet achieved their Gold through the Southridge program, whereas Azra completed her Gold with the Ismaili Youth Group in the Lower Mainland. All three should be very proud of their accomplishment as attaining the Gold Level of the Duke of Edinburgh’s program is not an easy task.

Krittika D’Silva (class of 2011)

In addition, another former grad from Southridge also attended a special Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold Ceremony. Krittika D’Silva (class of 2011) is currently attending Cambridge University in the UK. Given she is not in Canada to attend a local Gold ceremony, Krittika had an experience of a lifetime by attending the most recent Gold ceremony at Buckingham Palace. She was presented her Gold certificate by the Queen’s son, Prince Edward, the Earl of Essex, but also in attendance, was the Duke of Edinburgh himself, Prince Philip. Definitely an experience that Krittika will never forget.

Congratulations to all of our Gold achievers this year, including Jeff Elliot, Nick Strecker, and Madisen Muncey-Buckley, who will eventually be presented with their Gold certificates in an upcoming ceremony as well.


Mr. Knihniski
Social Studies Curriculum Leader
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Coordinator


Melissa Liu 2015, Mr. Knihniski and Suneet D'Silva 2015 (left to right)


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