Nevada’s only gold medalists for 2015 both came from Congressman Joe Heck’s district, District 3, and are students at Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas.
Arbab Khalid, who will graduate this year and attend University of Pennsylvania in the fall and Michael Negraru, who has one more year at Coral, were both presented with certificates of recognition by Congressman Joe Heck himself for earning the Congressional Award Gold Medal.
Since the inception of the Congressional Award program in 1979, Nevada has only had a total of 18 Gold Medalists to date.
The Congressional Award promotes and recognizes service, initiative and achievement in America’s youth. Participants, ages 14 to 23, earn the Award by setting and achieving challenging goals in the four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness and Expedition/Exploration.
To learn more about the Congressional Award, visit the national website at congressionalaward.org.