Congressman Chris Collins Presents Lockport Youth With Congressional Award Gold Medal
Jun 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (June 19, 2013)— Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) presented Jonathan Gidley of Lockport, NY with the Congressional Award Gold Medal today in Washington D.C.
“I am incredibly proud of Jonathan, and am honored that I was able to present him with the Congressional Award Gold Medal,” said Collins. “Earning this award requires a significant commitment, and Jonathan’s dedication to achieving his goal speaks to the strength of his character.”
To receive the award Gidley had to spend two or more years completing at least 400 hours of community service, 200 hours of both personal development and physical fitness activities, and complete a four-night expedition or exploration trip.
The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14-to-23-year-olds. You can learn more about the award here.