Bronze Medalist’s Positive Perspective

Ashley Hoyle
Bronze Medalist
19 years old
Philadelphia, PA
Vassar College

“I believe that you should participate in the Congressional Award because it is a profoundly rewarding exercise in discipline. Thoughtfully setting and completing goals in areas that contribute to tremendous character growth has helped me become very conscious of the ways in which I am cultivating myself and my life. Carefully tracking my hours and constantly assessing whether or not I am meeting or working towards specific ends has made me aware of and in control of my growing up – it brings great perspective and regiment to learning about yourself!”