A Cherokee County School District student has earned the prestigious Congressional Award Gold Medal!
Cherokee High School junior Rebekah Seng, who is a member of the JROTC program at Cherokee HS, joins an elite group, as only about 500 students in the United States earn the Gold Medal each year.
The Congressional Award is the highest voluntary award from the United States Congress that a U.S. teenager can earn; the medals are awarded at the bronze, silver and gold levels. The Congressional Award Gold Medal requires 200 hours of documented activity in Physical Fitness, 200 hours of documented time in Personal Development (learning something new), and 400 documented hours of Volunteer Service to an organization(s) that serves the greater community. In addition, applicants must complete a minimum five-day exploration/expedition activity that is completely planned and carried out by the applicant.
Rebekah earned the Silver medal last school year, following her achievement of Bronze status.
The award will officially be presented to Rebekah this summer at the 2020 Annual Gold Medal Ceremony in Washington, D.C. She will be recognized by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools at the School Board's October meeting.