Congressional Award alumni are individuals who have excelled in many areas during their time in the program and beyond. Since the inception of the program, over 900 outstanding Wyoming youth have the Congressional Award. Wyoming represents 17 percent of the nation’s total recipients.
The state council is eagerly trying to reconnect with alumni through Facebook, our new website and personal connections. It is our goal to encourage opportunities for alumni to become involved once again with the program by serving as advisors, county chairpersons, retreat participants and community links. We also need Letters of Support for the program and would like to know how your involvement in the Congressional Award has impacted your life. Alumni highlights will be posted on the website monthly and new opportunities will also be included.
We challenge you to get involved in the Congressional Award once again and become a leader and role model to other youth. With your involvement, the Congressional Award can reach new heights!
Left: Burget paints a gazebo in Lions Park during the Cheyenne Youth Service Retreat in 2001.
Alumnus Daniel Burget earned the Bronze Congressional Award Medal and the Bronze, Silver and Gold Certificates in 2003.
For Voluntary Public Service, Burget attended Youth Service Retreats around the state and organized community clean-up projects in his hometown of Wright, Wyoming. He also coached various youth athletics.
For his Personal Development goal, Burget worked on his archery and carpentry skills.
Burget placed in multiple events at the State Championships during high school while working on a goal of improving his golf game for Physical Fitness.
For his Expedition, Burget worked on a farm in northern Montana during the haying season.
“My goals gave me the ability to know that if I strive to complete a task, I will always find success,” Burget said. “I applied that to my schooling and was able to land a fulltime job before I was out of college.”
Burget is originally from Wright, Wyoming, but now resides in Laramie, Wyoming. He is the sales and marketing consultant for Handel IT.
“I chose this occupation because I enjoy talking with customers, as well as helping a local business startup,” he said.
Burget continues to golf and enjoys camping, fishing and hunting. He watches all Wyoming Athletics and farms for a friend in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. Burget will be married in August of 2013.