Tonight is a huge night for a Drumheller teenager.
Carmanah Olbrich is off to Edmonton to receive the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Youth Achievement Award.
"I'm really excited about it: it takes about six months to do the silver level of the award," she told 99.5 Drum FM. "I'm excited to be getting it because it's a logn process."
The 17 year old attends high school at St. Anthony's in Drumheller and she has a lot of other activities as well.
"I'm involved with soccer, both playing and coaching. I play in a rec league and an indoor league in the winter and I coach the younger kids in the winter," she outlined. "I volunteer, I do yearbook - that was my skill for the Duke of Edinburgh Award - and I do a lot of hiking and climbing and camping and stuff like that - that was the adventurous journey part of the award."
"I like the idea of being able to pursue a lot of different things with the award, it wasn't just one category," Olbrich explained. "It involves so many different things, so I liked the idea of being able to try out so many different new things."
Olbrich and 24 other Alberta youth will receive their silver medals from Alberta Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell in a special ceremony this evening at Government House.