06.21.17

Senator David Perdue Meets Georgia Congressional Award Gold Medal Recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) met with The Congressional Award’s Gold Medal recipients, Cristina Dalton, a student at The Westminster Schools, and Rachael Liu, an Archer High School student, and shared the experience on Facebook Live. Also receiving the award is Margaret Silliman, a student at The Westminster Schools.

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Rachael Liu, Senator Perdue, and Cristina Dalton

“Congratulations to Cristina, Rachael, and Margaret on earning the Congressional Award Gold Medal,” said Senator Perdue. “This outstanding achievement is a testament to their work ethic and commitment to their communities. They make Georgia proud, and I have no doubt that we will continue to see great things from them in the future.”

Background:

The National Office of The Congressional Award’s Gold Medal is the highest honor Congress can give to a young civilian and requires the completion of 400 hours of community service and an additional 200 hours of personal development and physical fitness activities. The 2017 Gold Medal class is the largest in history with 373 recipients from 39 states.

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.