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U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) presented Anna Rogers, a junior at Somerset Christian School with the Congressional Award Gold Medal during an assembly with nearly two hundred middle and high school students. Anna earned the Gold Medal with 400 volunteer service hours, plus 400 combined hours of personal development and physical fitness achievements, as well as an expedition. She is only the third student from Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District to earn the Gold Medal.

"Anna exemplifies the cornerstones of the Congressional Award: service to others, initiative and achievement," said Congressman Rogers. "I am proud of her volunteer efforts to help underprivileged children in our region, as well as her ambitious personal development goals. She has worked hard for several years to earn this high honor and I hope other students in our region are inspired to participate in the Congressional Award program." 

Somerset Christian School now leads the medal count in Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District with six medals, including bronze, silver and gold.

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. Students can sign up online at

Anna's volunteer efforts included making "no-sew" blankets for local underprivileged children, and collecting and delivering food and emergency supplies to victims of severe storm damage in Kentucky. To reach her personal development goals, she honed on her skills as an artist, practicing with different mediums for 20 minutes a day, five days a week. She also set high equestrian goals for her physical fitness efforts, eventually landing a D1 and D2 rating. Her expedition consisted of a trip to Cherokee, North Carolina to visit her father's birthplace where she learned about the World Festival of Native Americans.

Anna Rogers is the daughter of Sean and Kimberly Rogers 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 or follow Rogers on Twitter!/RepHalRogers or on Facebook!/CongressmanHalRogers.