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Voluntary Public Service

Share time & talent

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Personal Development

Develop individual interests

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Physical Fitness

Improve quality of life

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Exploration/Expedition

Experience new surroundings

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Totally Proud

"Despite the pandemic these youth worked and volunteered, set goals, and turned those goals into reality. They put everything behind their wish or goal and have earned what very few have, a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Congressional Award medal," said Pat Thomas, WCAC Board President. 

2022 Wyoming State Medal Ceremony
The Congressional Award. Earned. Not given. 

CHEYENNE, Wyoming: On Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the Cheyenne Civic Center, the Wyoming Congressional Award Council held its annual state award ceremony to honor youth from across Wyoming who have earned Congressional Award medals. Senators John Barrasso M.D., and Cynthia Lummis, presented to the youth who were approved to receive medals this year. The Congressional Award was established by The United States Congress in 1979 to recognize initiative, service, and achievement in young people ages 13.5 – 23.

 

Harris Tanner, Gold Medalist, a junior at Rawlins High School says “While working on my voluntary public service goal, I spent a lot of time with the elderly women in my community. As I spent more and more time with them, I developed relationships with them that I will never lose and am forever grateful for. Being able to have those friends in my community and looking out for them truly changed me and made me much more selfless and taught me so much. Being a part of this program made me a more caring, driven, and motivated individual.”

 

To earn a Congressional Award medal, participants must meet certain requirements in four programs areas, including 100-400 hours of voluntary public service over a seven-to-twenty-four-month period.

ALBANY COUNTY

Madeline Moreno, American University, School of International Service - Bronze & Silver

CAMPBELL COUNTY

Carl Gray, Thunder Basin High School - Bronze, Silver & Gold

CARBON COUNTY

Koye Gilbert, Encampment K-12 School - Bronze, Silver & Gold

Berkeley Snyder, Rawlins High School - Gold

Harris Tanner, Rawlins High School - Gold

LARAMIE COUNTY

Jasper Nusbaum, Burns High School - Bronze

Kinzley Nusbaum, Burns High School - Bronze

Ava Taylor, Cheyenne Central High School - Silver

Jillian Trimble, Cheyenne Central High School - Bronze

Lukas Salsgiver, Cheyenne Central High School - Bronze

Faith Danner, Cheyenne East High School - Gold

Gracie McGraw, Cheyenne East High School - Bronze, Silver & Gold

Jonnina Edmonds, Cheyenne East High School - Bronze & Silver

Anne Ritschard, Homeschool - Silver

Eli Polk, Homeschool - Bronze & Silver

Isaiah Polk, Homeschool - Silver

Nathan Duda, Laramie County Community College - Gold

Seneva Sullivan, Laramie County Community College - Gold

Alexandra Jane Robert, Cheyenne South High School - Bronze, Silver & Gold

Kora Williams, University of Wyoming - Silver & Gold

NATRONA COUNTY

Ellie Weibel, Casper College - Bronze, Silver & Gold

PARK COUNTY

Allison Morrison, Powell High School - Gold

Katie Morrison, Powell High School - Bronze

Rachel Kuntz, University of Wyoming - Bronze, Silver & Gold

SHERIDAN COUNTY

Henry Dickinson, John C. Schiffer Collaborative High School - Gold

SUBLETTE COUNTY

Wyatt Griffin, Pinedale High School, Bronze & Silver

SWEETWATER COUNTY

Dawson Fantin, Rock Springs High School - Gold

Faith Brandt, Rock Springs High School - Gold

Hudson Garner, Rock Springs High School - Gold

Karli Nelson, Rock Springs High School - Gold

Megan Zotti, Rock Springs High School - Gold

Michael Rubich, Rock Springs High School - Gold

TETON COUNTY

Aidan Kim-Miller, Jackson Hole High School - Bronze & Silver

UINTA COUNTY

Brooke Bindl, Mountain View High School - Gold

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