U.S. Congress to Honor Youth Nationwide with Congressional Award Gold Medal in First-Ever Virtual Ceremony

MEDIA ADVISORY
Contact: Bethie Woodall | woodall@congressionalaward.org
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What
The Congressional Award Gold Medal Ceremony will recognize 478 Congressional Award recipients across the nation for their goal-setting achievements in voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness, and expedition/exploration.

When
Saturday, September 26, 2020
1:00 p.m. ET

1:00 p.m. | Ceremony Opening & Medalist Recognition
2:00 p.m. | Keynote & Giveaways
2:15 p.m. | Medalist Break-Out Groups & Networking
3:00 p.m. | Panel Discussions

 

Where
The ceremony, which is traditionally held in the Congressional Auditorium at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center, will take place virtually this year.

Who
The Gold Medalists, their families, as well as loved ones will virtually attend. The Gold Medal Ceremony will include video messages from various Members of both the House and the Senate as well as influential speakers including messages from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and interviews with guests Wolf Blitzer, Emmitt Smith, and Senator Mike Enzi.

Media Information
View a list of this year’s 478 awardees (including hometowns).
Download a copy of the ceremony program.
Full event info, as well as the full list of panelists and moderators, can be found here on our website.


The Congressional Award is the U.S. Congress’ only charity and the highest honor bestowed upon a young person through the Senate and House. Established by Congress as a public-private partnership in 1979 under Public Law 96-114, the program recognizes initiative, service, and achievement in youth ages 13 ½ – 23.

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