Sam Johnson presents Congressional Award to Drew Barry of McKinney
Apr 13, 2012 -
Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) presented the Congressional Award Silver Medal to Drew Barry of McKinney.
“Drew has demonstrated an enormous commitment to improving his community, and this award is well deserved,” said Johnson.
Congress established the Congressional Award in 1979 to recognize initiative, achievement and service in young people. The non-partisan, voluntary and non-competitive program is open to all 14- to 23- year olds. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration.
“I appreciate the Congressional Award Program for challenging me in all areas, but especially volunteerism,” said Barry, an Allen High School student, who achieved the Silver Medal by completing 200 hours of community service.
In earning the award, Barry focused his efforts on his passion for lacrosse. Barry volunteered his time as an assistant to youth lacrosse coaches and players and organized an equipment drive for BRIDGE lacrosse to benefit less fortunate students in his area.