Oak Ridge Student Receives Congressional Award Gold Medal

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 28, 2017 / comments

[Serena Fuson, PIO El Dorado Union High School District]

Please join us to congratulate Oak Ridge High School junior Tifany Wong who recently earned the U.S. Congressional Award Gold Medal, the highest honor Congress can bestow upon a youth civilian.
During the past two years, Tifany put in more than 450 hours in voluntary public service and 1800 hours in all four program areas including voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration in order to earn her Gold Medal. This is her 6th Congressional awards (Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals).  At age 15, she is one of the youngest recipients for the Gold Medal.
Tifany has been invited to a special recognition ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. next June. Her award will be presented by the members of the Senate and House of Representatives. In addition, her achievement will be recorded into the Congressional Record by the Senate Majority Leader.
Tifany would like to express her sincere thanks to her family and the following trusted advisers for their guidance and support during her journey achieving the Congressional Award Gold Medal:

- LCDR Curtis Gant, Commanding Officer of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (Sacramento Division)

- Ms. Stephanie Carlson, El Dorado County Teen Court Program Coordinator and El Dorado County Mental Health Education Coordinator

- El Dorado County Supervisor Sue Novasel (District V) and Supervisor Shiva Frentzen (District II) 

- Ms. Lisa Boyd and Ms. Kate Wells, El Dorado County Youth Commission Coordinators

- Mr. Aaron Palm, Principal at Oak Ridge High School and former Director at El Dorado County Virtual Academy

- Professor Richard Cionco, California State University at Sacramento and Ms. Natsuki Fukusawa, Piano and Music Sensei

- Mr. Jeb Stuart and Mr. Tony Diaz of ORHS, Golf Coaches