Marie has achieved both the Bronze and Silver Medals from the U.S. Congress. Some of her goals included voice and piano lessons and performances, planning and executing trips to Washington, DC and Dallas, taking Cross Fit classes, and volunteering at Boys and Girls Club, helping refugee teens from Nepal, Burma and Iraq get acclimated to the American culture.
Marie: The homeschooling schedule and lifestyle is ideal for achieving the Congressional Award. I had to set goals and complete hours of service and effort in four areas: Community Service, Personal Development, Physical Development and Expedition/Exploration. Working on this award required that I was organized, kept good records, and interacted with others in the community. I recommend this program to all homeschoolers.
John Paul received the Bronze Medal from the U.S. Congress. Some of the goals he accomplished in order to achieve the award included building numerous models of World War II airplanes, working towards his pilot’s license, playing junior varsity football at the local high school and helping refugee teens from Nepal, Burma and Iraq get acclimated to the American culture.
The photo above is of Marie from the Congressional Award website, and includes U.S. Senator Mike Crapo, U.S. Senator Jim Risch, and U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador, all from Idaho.
This photo of John Paul is in front of the Capitol building in Boise, where the ceremony takes place every summer.