|The Bronze Medal recipient helped flood victims in Iowa|
Staff Photo by Leigh Prom:
Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt, left, presents a Congressional Award Bronze Medal to Scott Duvall, a 2011 graduate of Franklin County High School. Looking on at right is Ninth District Del. Charles Poindexter. The award was presented at Franklin County High School.
Monday, July 9, 2012
By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer
A 2011 Franklin County High School graduate has been awarded a Congressional Award Bronze Medal that recognizes achievement, initiative and service in America's youth.
Scott Duvall was presented the award Tuesday, July 3 at Franklin County High School by Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt.
To earn a Congressional Award, participants must set and achieve individual goals in four program areas -- voluntary public service, physical fitness, personal development and expedition/exploration.
In earning his Congressional Award Bronze Medal, Duvall completed about 137 hours of voluntary public service through promoting environmental awareness and assisting members of communities across the nation. He worked as a volunteer to help flood victims in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
As part of the personal development portion of the program, Duvall leaned to pray more effectively and acquired a better understanding and tolerance of foreign cultures and religions.
In physical fitness, Duvall was a member of soccer and track teams. He also climbed to the top of Mount Columbia to achieve the expedition part of the program.
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate recognize their constituents who earn Congressional Award Bronze and Silver medals at local, citywide and statewide ceremonies.
The Congressional Award Gold Medal ceremony is held annually in Washington, D.C.