Strathmore High School (SHS) graduate Evan Lloyd has received the Governor General's Academic Medal.

The award is based on the highest academic average a student receives upon the completion of grade 12. Lloyd's overall average was 95 per cent.

"It lets me know that I was doing a good job and makes me feel good to have gone to SHS because it is a great school," said Lloyd. 

The local teenager grew up in Strathmore and enjoys theatre and being around his friends. 

"I acted where I could in high school and tried to perform where I could. I would also love to use my degree to professionally perform." 

Lloyd now studies at MacEwan University in Edmonton taking his Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theater performance. 

"It can be a hard career path but who knows I might end up as a drama teacher and do all sorts of other things."

Lloyd gave kudos to his teachers and staff for allowing him to accomplish the award. 

Pierre Trudeau, Tommy Douglas, Kim Campbell, Robert Bourassa, Robert Stanfield and Gabrielle Roy are just some of the more than 50,000 people who have also received the award.

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