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Applications open for Congressional Award for young Americans

U.S. Rep. Chuck Edwards announced Wednesday that his office is accepting submissions for the 2023 Congressional Award for young Americans in the 11th Congressional District.

Applicants will be recognized for achieving challenging goals in areas of public service, personal development, physical fitness and extracurricular activities. This is a non-partisan, voluntary and non-competitive program, and successful participants can earn bronze, silver or gold awards.

“The Congressional Award is an opportunity for young folks across our district to attain the highest congressional honor for America's youth by setting and achieving challenging goals," Edwards said. "I look forward to seeing the talent of Western North Carolinians on display through experiences that will shape our future leaders.”

The Congressional Award can be earned by anyone who is 14-24 years old and willing to take the challenge regardless of one’s background, education or physical abilities. Applications for the award are now open. For information about the rules and requirements for the program, visit here.