Mishawaka, Ind. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today presented Granger resident Shaun Armet with a Congressional Award Silver Medal for participating in the Congressional Award program and demonstrating an outstanding commitment to community service, personal development, physical fitness, and exploration.
“I’m honored to present Shaun with this distinctive award and thank him for dedicating hundreds of hours to improving his community and achieving his own personal goals. He represents the next generation of leaders in northern Indiana,” said Walorski.
The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals by achieving their own challenging personal goals. Since its inception in 1979, more than 49,000 people have earned Congressional Award Medals and have completed more than 3.5 million volunteer service hours.
Over the last 23 months, Armet volunteered over 200 hours of service with the Mishawaka Habitat for Humanity, received his lifeguard certification, worked as a Counselor in Training with a YMCA summer day camp, swam competitively, and planned and led a camping trip in Potato Creek Camp Grounds with his Boy Scout Troop.
Armet has enlisted with the U.S. Navy and spent the past several months attending boot camp in Florida. He is scheduled to attend his final training in Arizona before deploying overseas.
Photos from today’s award presentation can be found here.
For more information on the Congressional Award Program, visit: http://congressionalaward.org/about-us/
Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District in Indiana, where she serves as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, House Armed Services Committee, and House Committee on Agriculture.