Rep. Black Presents Congressional Gold Medal Award to Vanderbilt Student Amy Thompson of Springfield, Tennessee
Springfield, TN– U.S. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) presented the Congressional Gold Medal Award to Amy Thompson, 18, of Springfield, Tennessee, on Thursday, April 4th. Thompson, a student at Vanderbilt University, has completed over 400 hours of public service by playing the harp for residents at assisted living facilities and volunteering at her local library and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Thompson is one of only two recipients from Tennessee to receive the 2012 Congressional Gold Medal Award.
Congressman Black released the following statement regarding her presentation of the award:
“It is a privilege to present the Congressional Gold Medal Award to Amy Thompson. Amy is an example to her friends and peers of leadership through service to others. She is a gifted student with a loving family and I am confident she will see great success in all her future endeavors. I am proud of Amy and the many other Tennesseans like her who use their God given talents to brighten the lives of others in their community,” said Congressman Black.
Background: The Congressional Award is the United States Congress' award for young Americans. The program is open to all 14 to 23 year-olds and requires setting goals in four program areas; Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. For more information click here.