2016-10-26 / Political Page

Maloney Awards Student With Congressional Award


Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) presented Rebecca Reich with the Congressional Award Silver Medal during a ceremony in the Congresswoman’s Manhattan office. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) presented Rebecca Reich with the Congressional Award Silver Medal during a ceremony in the Congresswoman’s Manhattan office. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) presented Rebecca Reich with the Congressional Award Silver Medal for her dedication to bettering herself and her community. The ceremony took place in the Congresswoman’s Manhattan office, where she praised Rebecca for her accomplishments.

“Congressional Award recipients represent the best of America,” said Congresswoman Maloney. “Rebecca has earned this medal through many hours of service in her community, her commitment to growing her own interests, and improving her overall health and wellness. Rebecca has completed over 200 hours of voluntary public service at various organizations, including the Greater Chinatown Community Association, the Marti- Codolar Youth Center in Barcelona, and the Teen Philanthropic Leadership Council of the United Jewish Appeal. She has audited classes at FIT, and shadowed Ian Wichman of Dianne Von Furstenberg and Bonnie Williams of Prada to gain an insiders’ perspective of the fashion industry. Rebecca spent many hours improving her tennis skills; playing on her school team in addition to private sessions. Finally, Rebecca travelled to Tennessee and volunteered on a homestead in Edison. I want to commend Rebecca for stepping out of her comfort zone and putting in such a great amount of effort to improve herself and her community. She is an extraordinary young woman, and I am honored to call her my constituent.”

The Congressional Award is a public/private partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative and service in America’s youth, ages 14-23. The Award provides a unique opportunity for young people to set and achieve personally challenging goals that build character and foster community service, personal development, and citizenship. To earn a Congressional Award, participants set and achieve individual goals in four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. To achieve a Congressional Award Silver Medal, participants have 12 months to complete a total of 400 hours in the program: 200 hours of voluntary public service, 100 hours of personal development, 100 hours of physical fitness, and two consecutive overnights for the expedition/exploration category.

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