Monday, May 8, 2017 was a banner day for four young people from our area as they received the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Medal.
"The four kids are Spencer Mammel, Mya Russell, Quinn Nelson and Hannah Metham. Hannah wasn't there, unfortunately, but the other three were and all got their awards," reported Constable Craig Nelson.
The ceremony at the Badlands Community Facility featured representatives from the Town of Drumheller and Starland County, along with the local RCMP detachment and RCMP Chief Superintendent Hamori.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a challenge program open to any young person between the ages of 14 and 25 encouraging personal development and community involvement, as participants set their own goals in the areas of Community Service, Personal Skill Development, Physical Recreation and Outdoor Adventure. 
"It's nice to see the kids so involved in doing good things and most of those kids are already working on their silver," remarked Nelson. "It's sort of a continuation as they develop these skills for adulthood, these good habits, we'll say, for adulthood."
"I keep tabs on some of them just to see how things are going and these kids are doing amazing things with their lives," he continued. "It's neat to be able to help support them with that."

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