Congressman Joe Heck Presents Bronze Medal to Kathryn Gibson

On July 1, 2016, Kathryn Gibson, a Meadows School Graduate, was presented with the Congressional Award Bronze Medal by Congressman Joe Heck, who proudly mentioned Kathryn’s remarkable achievements (see Congressman Joe Heck’s remarks below). Since the Congressional Award’s inception in 1979, Nevada has only had 68 Bronze Medalists, of which we can now add Kathryn […]

Congresswoman Titus Presents Silver Medal to Local Students

On Monday, April 25th, 2016, Congresswoman Dina Titus sat down with local brother and sister, David and Sara Tegtmeyer to discuss the importance of participating in the Congressional Award program and award them with the Congressional Award Silver Medal for their outstanding achievements in commitment and service set forth within the program. The Congressional Award […]

2015 Year in Review*

Since the 36 years of its inception, the Congressional Award program has contributed over 7.4 million voluntary public service hours to communities nationwide.  The Congressional Award program is the highest honor given by Congress to American youth uniting our elected officials no matter their political affiliation. In 2015, the Congressional Award program documented 4,000 new participants, […]

Exciting Numbers of Participation

Since the inception of the Congressional Award program in 1979, only 19 gold medalists have come out of Nevada.  Two of them being from this year alone. As of today, a total of 328 participants from Nevada are currently enrolled in the Congressional Award program.  Twenty of those participants have been registered out of the […]

GOLD 2015

This year 217 students challenged themselves to achieve the highest award possible in participating in the Congressional Award program – the Gold Medal.  And because hundreds of hours are dedicated to foster the development of each Congressional Award category, our bright gold medalists will be honored on Capitol Hill this June 17, 2015 for their […]

Meet Nevada’s 2nd Gold Medalist for 2015

Michael Negraru, a junior at Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas, is the second Gold Medalist to come out of Congressman Joe Heck’s district, District 3, this year. Upon starting the process when he was a freshman, Negraru describes his experience participating in the Congressional Award program in this insightful video. Out of the 271 […]

Meet your 2015 Gold Medalist

Arbab Kalid, senior at Coral Academy of Science, is a young man with a clear vision and a strong ambition to match.  Armed with the motto given to him by his father, “work as hard as you can now, so you don’t regret anything later,” Arbab committed to pushing himself to stick with and complete […]