This year’s Governor General’s Award goes to Ahmad Jalil.
The award is given to the student graduating with the highest grade point average from each Canadian high school.
Jalil achieved a combined 94.1 per cent average from his Grade 11 and 12 courses.
Next year, Jalil plans on attending UNBC with the intent to take a bachelor of science degree to eventually go into medicine to become a general practitioner.
Jalil moved to the Cariboo in 2014 with his family from the Okanagan.
Recently graduated, he joked Wednesday when he picked up the award at the school, that he hadn’t planned on coming back to Lake City Secondary after his last class.
“As soon as I left the doors I thought I would never come back. I was fairly surprised after I got the call that I had won.”
He said he’s excited to attend university next year.
“It’s a new beginning.”