SOMERSET, KY -- Today, U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) presented the Congressional Award Silver Medal to Jon Moore, a senior at Somerset Christian School, who dedicated more than 400 hours to the congressional youth achievement program. Congressman Rogers presented Moore with the medal during a student assembly at the school, in recognition of his accomplishments across the four program areas, including voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness and exploration.
"Jon is an impressive young man with a very bright future. He is a star athlete on the basketball court, with impeccable academic scores, and he has already initiated projects to help others both here at home and overseas," said Congressman Rogers. "Students cannot fail in the Congressional Award program. It challenges participants to set clear goals, manage time wisely, seek opportunities to give back to the community and explore new places. Jon actually exceeded his own goals, while maintaining a 4.773 GPA, earning college credit, and scoring his 1,000th point on the basketball court."
To fulfill the requirements of the program, Moore participated in disaster relief clean-up efforts following flooding and hurricanes in Florida, Jamaica and the Gulf Coast. Currently, he is organizing a county-wide drug education summit for high school students in Pulaski County on March 25th at The Center for Rural Development. He also helped establish the Young Conservative's Club at his school, and launched two businesses with family members including a local shaved ice stand and a framing business to learn more about entrepreneurship, first-hand.
“It was an honor to have someone that is so incredibly busy representing our district come to my school and encourage me and my fellow students. Hopefully the time he took to present me with this honor will serve as inspiration for the next generation of student leaders,” said Moore, silver medal recipient. “Pursuing this honor not only allowed me to better myself through academic, physical, and spiritual experiences; but it also allows me to hopefully better the lives of others through community service and similar events.”
Students can register for the Congressional Award program at age 14, and have until their 24th birthday to earn the gold medal. For more information, visit congressionalaward.org.
Congressman Rogers presents Jon Moore with the Congressional Award Silver Medal
Dr. Jonathan & Kim Moore proudly stand with their son, Jon Moore and Congressman Rogers