Whitley County Student Earns Congressional Award
Today, Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) presented Whitley County High School junior Kori Sears with the Congressional Award Bronze Medal. The award recognizes Sears’ volunteer efforts to improve Whitley County and achievement of personal development goals.
“Kori is setting the bar high for other students in southern and eastern Kentucky, by going beyond successful academics to dedicate her time to volunteer service and personal development," said Rogers. "Colleges and universities are looking for more than good grades today. They are searching for well-rounded students who are developing good character and putting community first. I commend Kori for her efforts and I hope students across the region are inspired to follow suit.”
Kori's work exemplifies the cornerstones of the Congressional Award: service to others, initiative and achievement. The Congressional Award is open to all young people ages 14-23 in America. To earn the Award, young people must set and achieve goals in the four program areas: voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration.