June 15, 2016 - Issue: Vol. 162, No. 95 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 2nd Session
TRIBUTE TO RECIPIENTS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL AWARD; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 95
(Senate - June 15, 2016)
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[Pages S3978-S3979] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] TRIBUTE TO RECIPIENTS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL AWARD Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I want to share with my colleagues the names of this year's winners of the Congressional Award. Established in 1979, the Congressional Award is a way for the U.S. Congress to recognize the achievements of young Americans aged 14 to 23 years old. It rewards them for success in four vital areas: volunteer public service, personal development, physical fitness, and expedition- exploration. Recipients choose the activities in each area that interest them and set goals that will challenge them and help them grow. If they are successful, they earn bronze, silver, and gold certificates and medals. Along the way, they have gained new skills and earned greater confidence and positioned themselves to become productive, well- rounded, and accomplished citizens. Each year in June, a ceremony is held here in the Nation's Capital to present these young people with their Congressional Awards. I want to personally congratulate every one of this year's winners for their achievements and for the example they set for others. By improving their own talents, the recipients of the 2016 Congressional Awards are strengthening their communities and our Nation. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that a list of this year's recipients of the Congressional Award be printed in the Record. There being no objection, the material was ordered to be printed in the Record, as follows: 2016 CONGRESSIONAL AWARD RECIPIENTS Gabriel Cutler, Sean Villeneuve Jr., Adriana Tapia, Jacob Massie, Cydney Kaslar, Catherine Liang, Conor Hassett, Gianna Chien, Dominic Solari, Griffin Ansel, Claire Dashe, Meghan Leong, Ariane Tsai, William Chen, Terence Lee, Benjamin Dotson, Madison DeBruin, Sienna Santer, Brandon Chen, Mark A. Hanson, George McGuigan, John Monday, Kanhai Shah, Ken Iwane, Carl Xue, William Gutzman, Erica Kang, SungMin Shin, Michael Simic, Bryan Denq, Claire YeaLee, Devin Kanzler, Elizabeth Sams, Brandon Winner, Angela SoyChon, Lynn Kim, Jaewoo Han, Steve Han, Brandon Ho, Sora Jeong, Timothy Joo, Kayla Kang, Charlotte Kim, Jay Kim, Vivian Kim, Joanne Lee, Junsu Lee, Robert Lee, Sarah Lee, Bonnie Lei, Emily Mun, Esther Park, Joo Min Yeo, Jae-Hee Yoo, Sang Yun, So Hee Ki, Jeong Inn Lee, Hannah Park, Karan Shah, Joseph Bastien, Sarah Chen, Kayla Jahangiri, Chris Jiang, Alexandra Lee, Samuel Sugarman, Chelsea Barrows, Karl Garrett, Thomas Meiser, Christina Bear, Lauren Lang, Eric Zhang. Meredith Karle, Duncan Khosla, Allegra Molkenthin, Charlotte Wechsler, Shaleen Thakur, Sonal Thakur, Shyla Blackmon, Jelisa Jackson, Aliya Centner, Safia Centner, Peter Lee, Parker Coye, Varun Singh, Evan Albury, Gabriel Coughlin, Richard Coughlin, Laura Drake, Drew Dubauskas, Robert Ferruggia, Madeline Horowitz, Samantha Keating, Cristina Kodadek, Morgan McDonald, Regina Murphy, Noah Pack, Shikha Patel, Austin Paxson, Thomas Pinkham, Mary Powers, Koushal Rao, Hunter Russo, Joseph Russo, Tyler Wilkinson, Jillian Wrieden, Gabriel Del Campo, Joshua Puchferran, Jade Gibson, Dimitri Godur, Kara McDonough, Julia Abelsky, Elizabeth Harvey, Katie RoseDionne, Noah Smith, Billy McGahan, Kathleen Stueve, Elyssa Turnbull, Cheyenne Quilter, Eric Summers, Kelly Turney, Sarah Close, Christian Cooper, Sarah Stephen, Maddy Peticolas, Robert JamHuber. Caroline Luehrmann, Carissa McAfee, Tiffany Dattel, Nikhil Kuppuswamy, Megan Nalamachu, Ryan Olson, Melissa Rosenthal, Gavin Zhu, Noah Gillis, Amanda Otten, Ben Otten, Audrey Moore, Gabrielle Moore, Garima Dewan, Mahima Dewan, Lynda Loucif, Rachel Steadman, Lillian Bermel, Sophia Duplin, Catherine Upton, Elizabeth Monger, Megan Selby, Samuel Chestna, Justin Conner, Emily Staunton, Christian Kunau, David Kunau, Benjamin Baker, Hillary Burgess, Molly Chamblee, Karynton NDuke, Dee-Ivy Franklin, John ``J.J.'' Hitt, Marisa Laudadio, Katherine Penney, Katherine Taylor, David Huff, Meghana Bharadwaj, Nicholas Kahan, Olivia Long, Kaitlynn Allen, Joel Moss, Edayla Talley, Kristin Walther, Emily Gustafson, Amelia Smith, Madison Grooms, Emily Berg, Katrina Nesbit, Marian Sanchez Romo, Andrew Eisert, Megan Feldmann, Stephen Baird, Andrew Geldreich, Philip Ballas, Alexander Brescia, Alexander Bruman, Paige Crain, Elizabeth Emberger, Amaya Liles, Khushbu Patel, Shannon Renshaw, Andrew Sooy. Alexis Vanaman, Olivia Weldon, Jennifer Farmer, Madeline Farmer, Neharika Pitta, Isaiah Udotong, Christian Boujaoude, Vishvajit Mohan, Harsha Pavuluri, Ruchi Raval, Abhay Sampat, Samay Sampat, Viraj Sampat, Jessica Janneck, Nishi Shah, Trevor Somers, Richard Stelfox, Abigail Campbell, Mary CatheGreeley, Marissa Grillo, Laura Mondadori, Brian Handen, Winona Guo, Marc Klinger, James Borovilas, Sarah Primiano, Jason Pymento, Thomas Walsh, Madeline Fouts, Cameron Martel, Navkiran Aujla, Stephanie Shum, Edward Moran, Isaac Smith, William Casstevens, ApolinaireBrown, Chloe Harty, Kaitryana Leinbach, Sam Maxwell, Caroline Schauder, Quinn Schneider, Julianna Viveiros, Savannah Bell, William Ruff, Ishan Rola, Hannah Chappell-Dick, Micah Karr, Morgan Karr, Rachana Raghupathy, Elise Radzialowski, Mara Radzialowski, Weston Clark, Nick Schwartz, Gabriela Rueda, Puspa Chamlagai, Ganesh Gurung, Reena Gurung, Shiva Gurung, Ashley Hoyle, Ah Mu Htoo, Mura Htoo, Dhan Karki, Mu Mu, Cing San Nuam, Thayku Paw, Krishna Powdyel, Dhan Tamang, Bawitha Tling, Dhaka Kharel, Katherine Hung, Rachael Eddowes, Katherine Mars, Kyla Martin, Brian Agnew, Cameron Hayes, Ye Eun Kim, Binod Poudel, Madeline Reich, Jared Stevenson, Brianna Yarnoff, Swata Alagar, Cindy Hsieh, Ava Lesko, Marsha Girish, Heather Smith, Briana Minter, Lucy Tomforde, Claire Cromley, Frank Masuelli. William Ford, Colby Janecka, Hugo Guerra, John Craig, Gabriela Font, Sohan Gadkari, Alisha Kashyap, Christian Barham, Joseph Beatty, Emily Hall, Andrew Zelewski, Akshay Malhotra, Aleskar Villarreal, Anna Nemec, Travis Purser, Ahmet Selimoglu, Patrick Sharpe, Matthew Dunmire, Lizzy Mothershead, Robert Bishop, James ReedHuston, Rhianna Shaheen, Kelsey Barklund, Kameron Mize, Hunter GraJernigan, Emma Westerhof-Shultz, Divya Wodon, Naina Wodon, Luke Beasey, Snigdha Madiraju, Samantha Lane, Michael Park, Bryan Shin, Christian Pugh, Alyssa LaFleur, Alexandra Coleman, Gerald Johnson, Christine Chen, Sophia Miller, Daniel Saphiere, [[Page S3979]] Olivia Coon, Noah Schuetz, Sarah Burton, Francesca Hinkle, Ashlynn Johnson, Amelia Rosmarin, Abigail Shockley, and Cristian Soles. ____________________