IN RECOGNITION OF THE GOLD MEDAL CONGRESSIONAL AWARD ACHIEVED BY MR. TREVOR REY; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 137
(Extensions of Remarks - August 20, 2019)

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 IN RECOGNITION OF THE GOLD MEDAL CONGRESSIONAL AWARD ACHIEVED BY MR. 
                               TREVOR REY

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                          HON. EMANUEL CLEAVER

                              of missouri

                    in the house of representatives

                        Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  Mr. CLEAVER. Madam Speaker, I rise today to commemorate Mr. Trevor 
Rey's accomplishment in receiving the Gold Medal Congressional Award, 
Congress's highest honor for the youth of our country. In attaining 
this award, Mr. Rey demonstrated his commitment to succeed in both his 
academic endeavors and athletic events. Such an achievement could not 
have been done without the support and dedication of his family and 
community. I am honored and proud to represent the exemplary work of 
young people like Trevor Rey in Missouri's Fifth Congressional 
District.
  The Congressional Gold Medal Award requires much from those who seek 
to attain it, including a tenacity and drive that few possess. The 
Congressional Award was originally created in 1979 in an effort to 
recognize initiative, service, and achievement in young people. In 
order to receive such a prestigious award, applicants must complete a 
wide array of assignments, including at least 400 hours of voluntary 
public service, 200 hours of personal development and physical fitness, 
and a 5-day expedition. In order to complete his 400 hours of public 
service, Mr. Rey split his time among several community organizations. 
First, he served as a troop guide for his local Boy Scout Troop, Troop 
No. 46, on their trip to the Philmont Scout Camp, where they worked to 
earn merit badges and learn how to be good scouts. Mr. Rey also 
volunteered at his church, the Red Bridge United Methodist Church, and 
at his high school, Center High School in Kansas City. In addition, Mr. 
Rey serves in the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps where he 
developed an appreciation for our country's rich naval history and 
helped senior citizens affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas 
by cleaning debris and painting houses. Mr. Rey also set physical goals 
in order to become a better wrestler for his high school. In order to 
fulfill this goal, Mr. Rey attended a wrestling camp to learn advanced 
wrestling skills and improve his endurance and strength. Through his 
commitment, Mr. Rey demonstrated what it means to work for the 
betterment of your community and achieve personal growth in the 
process. Mr. Rey and his fellow recipients continue the great legacy of 
those receiving the Congressional Award.
  Madam Speaker, please join me and all of Missouri's Fifth 
Congressional District in congratulating Mr. Trevor Rey for receiving 
the Gold Medal Congressional Award. I encourage my fellow citizens to 
follow the example of Mr. Rey and the rest of the Congressional Award 
recipients and commit ourselves not only to personal improvement, but 
to the improvement of our communities as well.

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