Jordan Inverarity will represent her fellow classmates as valedictorian at next month's graduation ceremony at Springbank Community High School.
She's been given the honours because of her good grades, and her involvement in a wide-range of school and extra-curricular activities.
"I'm captain of the robotics team, I have been for two years and I've been involved for the past four years. Our team went to worlds this year in Houston, which was really cool. I was really involved in band for a long time. I also do grad committee, and I got to go on a marine biology trip with school this year, which was really exciting and awesome."
Inverarity has been going to school in Springbank since Kindergarten and said she considers it a privilege to have grown up with the same group of people.
"I think that's something that you really get from a small school environment is that I know all of these people, I know where they're going and I've known them for such a long time. One of my friends is going to be an elementary school teacher and that's so fitting, and it's really nice to see all of these people that you've known and finding out what they're going to do with their lives."
The grade 12 student has already prepared her speech and when asked if she has some advice for her fellow grads she said, "Give 100 per cent to everything that you can. Try everything that is offered to you and opportunities. Robotics for me, I never thought that was something that I would be interested in and now I'm going to be an engineer. I say just try everything that you can and always give 100 per cent of what you've got."
Inverarity is enrolled at the University of British Columbia in Biomedial Engineering.
167 students are set to receive their diplomas next week.
Over 1,000 friends and family members are expected to attend the June 3 graduation ceremony at WinSport Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.