SOMERSET, KY - Today, Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) presented two Somerset Christian School students with the Congressional Award Bronze Medal during an assembly with nearly two hundred middle and high school students. Sisters, Gabrielle and Audrey Moore earned the Congressional Award Bronze Medal through volunteer efforts to improve Pulaski County and achievement of personal development goals.
"Gabrielle and Audrey are setting the bar high for other students in southern and eastern Kentucky, by going beyond successful academics to dedicate 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 these impressive young ladies for their efforts and I hope students across the region are inspired to follow suit.”
Gabrielle and Audrey'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.
Gabrielle's volunteer service project included working with the Lifeline Foundation to provide developmental activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Audrey's volunteer efforts were highlighted by helping organize a softball team for children with special needs. She worked diligently to recruit sponsors for equipment and uniforms.
Gabrielle and Audrey Moore are the daughters of Dr. John and Kim Moore of Somerset, Kentucky.
Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit http://halrogers.house.gov/ or follow Rogers on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/RepHalRogers or on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/#!/CongressmanHalRogers.