Julia Kresky, a sophomore at Carroll High School in Southlake, was awarded the Congressional Award Silver Medal recently by U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant of the 24thCongressional District of Texas.
The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans aged 14-23 years old. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting and achieving goals in four program areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration.
Within a 12-month period Julia completed over 200 hours of volunteer public service, 100 hours of personal development playing the clarinet, 100 hours of physical fitness with her USTA tennis team and also participated in a three-week People to People student ambassador trip to England and France.
“We are very proud of what Julia has accomplished at such as young age and are confident these experiences will serve her well throughout her life,” said Representative Marchant. “She is well on her way to completing the Congressional Award Gold Medal and being recognized by members of Congress at the U.S. Capitol this summer in Washington, D.C.”