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2021 Wyoming State Medal Ceremony

Updated: Aug 11, 2021

2021 Gold Medalists

CHEYENNE, Wyo.- (April 18, 2021) U.S. Senator John Barrasso M.D., U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis and Congresswoman Liz Cheney recognized 47 outstanding Wyoming youth for

earning bronze, silver and gold Congressional Awards. The medal ceremony was held at the Cheyenne Civic Center on April 18, 2021.

"Today, we celebrate not only these outstanding young people but the ability to gather in person during this time of uncertainty, said Pat Thomas, president of Wyoming Congressional Awards Council.

He added, "Ralph Waldo Emerson once said 'Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.' These young men and women have certainly done that time and time again, they have shown perseverance through the last year with COVID and have made things happen. Earning a Congressional Medal takes commitment, grit, and a substantial amount of time over several years, and each of our communities have benefitted because these young Wyomingites have passed all the pebbles in their paths."

Each medalist achieved a set of challenging goals in the areas of voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/ exploration. Earning a bronze medal requires at least a seven-month commitment while earning the gold medal involves two or more years and 400 hours of service. In order to earn a Bronze medal, participants completed 100 hours of volunteer service, 50 hours of personal development, 50 hours of physical fitness and executed a one-night exploration or expedition. To earn a Silver medal, participants completed another 100 hours of service, 100 hours of personal development and 100 hours of physical fitness in addition to executing a two-night exploration or expedition.

The Gold Congressional Award is the most prestigious award for youth and the only award given to students by the U.S. Congress. In order to earn the Gold Congressional Award, participants must complete at least 400 hours of volunteer service, 200 hours of personal development, 200 hours of physical fitness and execute a four-night and five-day exploration or expedition.


Fiona Davis, Saratoga - BRONZE, SILVER & GOLD MEDAL

Abby Frakes, Rawlins - GOLD MEDAL

Katelyn France, Rawlins - GOLD MEDAL

Spencer Searle, Rawlins - GOLD MEDAL

Harris Tanner, Rawlins - SILVER MEDAL

Mylee Tanner, Rawlins - GOLD MEDAL


Kaleb Simonson, Lander - SILVER & GOLD MEDAL

Rebecca Whiting, Lander - SILVER & GOLD MEDAL


Alana Ashby, Cheyenne - BRONZE MEDAL

Michael Bangerter, Cheyenne - GOLD MEDAL

McKenzie Boltz, Cheyenne - GOLD MEDAL

Mark Constantino, Cheyenne - BRONZE MEDAL

Luke Constantino, Cheyenne - SILVER MEDAL

Faith Danner, Cheyenne - SILVER MEDAL

Garrett Dolph, Cheyenne - GOLD MEDAL

Sydney Duda, Cheyenne - BRONZE & SILVER MEDAL

Kendrew Ellis, Cheyenne - SILVER & GOLD MEDAL

Elizabeth Fearneyhough, Cheyenne - GOLD MEDAL

Madison Frauendienst, Cheyenne - GOLD MEDAL

Ethan Healey, Cheyenne - BRONZE MEDAL

Julieann Healey, Cheyenne - BRONZE & SILVER MEDAL

Danielle Ivie, Cheyenne - GOLD MEDAL

Zoey Lundin, Cheyenne - GOLD MEDAL

Brian Mead, Cheyenne - BRONZE MEDAL

Isaiah Polk, Cheyenne - BRONZE MEDAL

Elizabeth Prescott, Cheyenne - BRONZE & SILVER MEDAL

Anne Ritschard, Cheyenne - BRONZE MEDAL

Olivia Smith, Cheyenne - GOLD MEDAL

Silas Sommers, Cheyenne - GOLD MEDAL

Grace Steenbergen, Burns - GOLD MEDAL

Michael Swidecki, Cheyenne - GOLD MEDAL

Challen Waller, Cheyenne - BRONZE & SILVER MEDAL

Delanie White, Cheyenne - GOLD MEDAL



Abby Boatman, Casper - BRONZE, SILVER & GOLD MEDAL


Ashlyn Aguirre, Powell - SILVER & GOLD MEDAL

Kaitlyn Beavers, Powell - SILVER MEDAL

Allison Morrison, Powell - SILVER MEDAL

Crandell Sanders, Powell - GOLD MEDAL


Henry Dickinson, Sheridan - SILVER MEDAL

McKailyn Malles, Sheridan - SILVER MEDAL


Carson Gregory, Pinedale - BRONZE MEDAL

Zoe Griffin, Pinedale - GOLD MEDAL


Kellen Cain, Rocks Springs - BRONZE MEDAL

Dawson Fantin, Rock Springs - SILVER MEDAL


Caden Sweep, Lyman - GOLD MEDAL

Alyxa Martin, Mountain View - GOLD MEDAL


2021 Ceremony Book and Photos

Ceremony Book

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Download the photos

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2021 Gold Medalists


2021 Bronze and Silver Medalists


More Photos from the Ceremony


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