U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) recently presented three students from Somerset Christian School with Congressional Award Silver Medals at his Somerset District Office. Gabrielle Moore, Anna Rogers, and Rebecca Garland earned the Congressional Award Silver Medal status through volunteer efforts and achievement of personal development goals.
“These young ladies exemplify the building blocks of the Congressional Award: service to others, initiative and achievement,” said Rogers. “This award program strives to encourage the development of the well-rounded students that colleges and employers are looking for. The Congressional Award program teaches students to set and achieve their goals, to get involved in their local communities, and learn about other cultures. I commend these impressive young ladies for their efforts and I hope that more students across the region will be inspired to follow their example.”
The Congressional Award allows for a unique opportunity for young people, ages 14-23, to achieve personally challenging goals that build character and foster community service, personal development and citizenship. The goals of award recipients are set in four program areas: voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration.
Gabrielle’s volunteer service project included serving as a counselor at Camp UNITE and locally helping with the P31 Community Service Society. Anna coached a softball team for children with special needs and created an organization that delivers birthday cupcakes to underprivileged children at a local elementary school. For Rebecca’s project she worked with young musicians in elementary, middle and high school on vocal control, music theory, and playing instruments.
When students achieve the gold medal status, they are invited to Washington, D.C. for a national reception. To learn more about the Congressional Award, visit http://congressionalaward.org.
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 at https://twitter.com/#!/RepHalRogers or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/CongressmanHalRogers.
Congressional Award Silver Medalist, Rebecca Garland
Congressional Award Silver Medalist, Gabrielle Moore