Mariah Pay-a young woman from Saratoga Springs- received the Congressional award here in DC last week. I'm so glad her family had time to come to my office so we could spend some time together. #utpol#CongressionalAward
Congrats to Chris Jiang, Sarah Chen, David Bao and Sissy and Samuel Sugarman on earning the #CongressionalAward! I had the opportunity to honor these amazing kids at a ceremony in my Vista office last night for all their work to better our community!
Ten months ago I embarked on a journey to serve my country with AmeriCorps NCCC. I knew I would gain professional skills and an education award but I never thought this program would change me in the way that it did. Today I am not the same person who arrived in Denver back in October. Throughout my time as a corps member I lost my best friend but I made connections with so many worthwhile people. In the process of helping communities I also helped myself. This time has been anything but easy, there were moments when I wanted to go home, but every second of every day I am thankful that I pushed through, and with the help of some great friends/coworkers I made it to where I am today. I feel very blessed to have had these wonderful experiences and opportunities. I urge everyone to get involved with their community and help make a difference. #AmeriCorps#NCCC#congressionalaward#presidentialaward#graduation
I had the honor of being presented the Congressional Award Silver Medal today by Congressman Joaquin Castro. I couldn’t have done this without the love and support from my parents, advisor, and validators. Thank you all so much! And congratulations to Hugo Guerra on receiving his Congressional Award Gold Medal today as well. #congressionalaward