The Wyoming Congressional Award for Youth holds award ceremony.
Over 150 youth were recognized for their achievements today, Sunday, April 22, 2018. The Wyoming Congressional Award for Youth held their 2018 Spring Ceremony at the Cheyenne Civic Center. Wyoming had a total of 169 medalists this year that qualified, equally 98,000 volunteer hours. 55 of these awards were Gold, ranking Wyoming 2nd in the Nation, behind California by only two awards.
This ceremony marked accomplishments in dedication and commitment in public service, personal development, physical fitness, and exploration. Bronze and Silver medalists received their medals today. Gold medalists were recognized as well, and will receive their medals at a ceremony to be held this summer in Washington D.C.
Present at today’s ceremony was U.S. Senator Mike Enzi. When addressing the audience he spoke directly to the award recipients, saying, “In the 35 years this program has been in place none of the recipients have been “given” the awards, they have earned them. I congratulate you for what you have earned today.”
U.S. Senator John Barrasso, M.D. recognized the effort and dedication that Senator Enzi has put into this program, saying this to the youth award recipients, “We are here to congratulate you today. Also, we challenge you to continue these habits you have done to receive this award and use them in your future.”
The Congressional Award is a national, non-competitive program for all youth ages 13 ½ to 23 who are willing to accept the challenge of setting personal goals to better themselves and their communities. It’s about achieving something extraordinary.
Leaving the award recipients with these words, U.S. Representative Liz Cheney stated, “I know you’ve learned a lot in your participation in the program. It will serve you well in your future. I can think of no program better than this one to prepare you.”