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Senior Earns Congressional Award Gold Medal

LHWHS senior Gianna Francis has earned the Congressional Award Gold Medal, the United States Congress’ award for young Americans.

According to its website, the Congressional Award provides opportunities for young people to unleash their potential by achieving personal goals focused on volunteerism, character development, and fitness.

Participants who meet their goals are recognized with Bronze, Silver, and Gold Certificates and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals, depending on the amount of service acquired.

To earn the Gold Medal, Francis completed 400 hours of voluntary public service, 200 hours of personal development, 200 hours of fitness, and completed a five-day trip focused on expedition and exploration.

The United States Congress established The Congressional Award in 1979 to recognize initiative, service, and achievement in young people.