Five Abington Senior High School graduates, and one rising senior, traveled to Washington last week to receive Congressional Award Gold Medals at the U.S. House of Representatives.
Graduates Madeline Reich, Cameron Hayes, Brian Agnew, Brianna Yarnoff and Ye Eun Kim; and rising senior Jared Stevenson, worked more than two years to earn the Gold Medals.
Each student completed the required 400 hours of voluntary service, 200 hours of personal development classes, 200 hours of physical fitness and a combined 10 days of expedition travel to win the award.
After the ceremony, students and their families celebrated with a formal dinner at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Building where speakers included actress Lynda Carter, baseball hall of famer Cal Ripkin Jr. and actress America Ferrera.
The Congressional Award encourages young people to set goals and find balance for a lifetime of productive citizenship.