Rochester, MN - Representative Tim Walz presented the Silver Congressional Award today, July 26, to Utica resident Peter Hegland.
Established in 1979, the Congressional Award is the highest award for youth legislated by the United States Congress. The award focuses on four areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness and Exploration/Expedition.
To be awarded the silver medal, a student must contribute a minimum of 200 hours of voluntary public service, 100 hours of personal development, 100 hours of physical fitness and two consecutive overnights spent on expedition/exploration.
Peter Hegland fulfilled his public service goal by volunteering at the YMCA where he assisted at the Day Camp as a Junior Counselor. Peter also became active in his local 4-H club where he lead and organize community service projects.
To achieve his Personal Development goal, he became a 3rd Bronze Palm Eagle Scout where he worked by participating in Scoutmaster Conferences, Boards of Review, and National youth Leadership Training.
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