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Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) released the following statement after presenting area students with a Congressional Medal for their dedication to service throughout their community:

“Congratulations to these bright young individuals on their achievements thus far. I am inspired by their hard work and dedication to our community. I look forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future.”

About the Congressional Award

The Congressional Award Foundation is a public-private partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize service, initiative and achievement in America’s youth. Participants, ages 14 to 23, earn the Award by setting and achieving challenging goals in the four program areas:  Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness and Expedition/Exploration.

Participants follow guidelines established in the Congressional Award Act, Public Law 96-114. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate recognize their constituents who earn the Congressional Award Bronze and Silver Medals at local, citywide or statewide ceremonies or presentations. Gold Medals are presented at an annual ceremony in June in Washington, D.C. The National Office serves as a liaison between the medalists and congressional offices.

The students who received the award are listed below:

  • Mr. Dhaivat Pandya, Centerville High School, Silver Medalist        
  • Ms. Mirisha Sheth, Centerville High School, Silver Medalist