The award is given to the student with the highest grade average in their graduating year.
A graduate of Salmon Arm Secondary was presented with a prestigious honour while home from working on an engineering degree in Quebec.
Alton Neid, who has gone on to study mechanical engineering and play basketball at Laval University, was presented Salmon Arm Secondary’s Governor General’s academic medal for the 2018/19 school year.
As he takes his engineering classes in French at Laval, Neid said he benefited greatly from the French-immersion social studies courses he took with Didier.
According to Neid’s father Rob, who is SAS’s athletic director, the recognition has continued at Laval.