Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas Students Win 2017 Congressional Awards
Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas (CASLV), a state-sponsored charter school, recently announced that three students from its College Leadership and Mentorship Program won prestigious Congressional Awards.
Coral Academy senior Taimur Khalid earned the program’s highest honor, a gold medal, on June 21 at the 2017 Congressional Gold Medal Award Ceremony in Washington, DC. Additionally, senior Ryan Maas and sophomore Robert Gonzalez received a Bronze Congressional Medal. All three students received medals from Congresswoman Jacky Rosen. The ceremony honored 373 gold medal recipients from 39 states.
The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ recognition of young students in America. Students between the ages of 14 and 23 register for the program and can earn bronze, silver and gold certificates or medals. Each reward level is determined by goals set in four areas: Voluntary public service; personal development; physical fitness; and expedition/exploration. The minimum requirement for a student to achieve a gold medal is 400 hours of voluntary public service, 200 hours of personal development, 200 hours of physical fitness, and five consecutive days and four consecutive nights of expedition/exploration — all completed within 24 months.
“This is truly a remarkable achievement for three of our Las Vegas area students, and we are proud and excited for them as they continue on this successful educational journey,” said CASLV Executive Director Ercan Aydogdu.
Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas encourages all its high school students in the College Leadership and Mentorship Program to register for The Congressional Award Program.