Congressional Award Winner
Congratulations to TCS 8th grade student Sierra Tagman, who has earned a Bronze Congressional Medal. The award will be presented to Sierra by Congressman Daniel Webster on Monday, May 9 at 8:15 a.m. at our morning chapel.
The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all young people ages 14 to 23. Participants can earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and 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. The Congressional Award is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, recipients are honored for achieving their own challenging goals.
To earn her award, Sierra challenged herself and completed tasks in each of the required categories. For the Public Service category, she volunteered at the VA Hospital in Winter Park and volunteered at The Christ School’s summer program, Summer in the City. For the Personal Development category, she practiced her favorite instrument, the guitar, and performed in The Christ School’s chapel praise band. For the Physical Fitness category, she played volleyball at The Christ School and as a member of the Winter Park Volleyball Club team. For the Expedition/Exploration category, she explored Bejing China and visited the Great Wall, and New York City including making her way to the Crown of the Statue of Liberty.
“Working on the Congressional Award allowed me to develop as a person and helped me improve my community and my country,” says Sierra.
“The Christ School is proud of Sierra Tagman for her commitment to learning; setting goals and challenging herself,” says Dr. Jason Powell, The Christ School’s Head of School. “We commend her for being an others-oriented leader, and for sharing her gifts and talents with our students.” Powell continues, “It is an honor to have Congressman Webster visit our campus to present the Congressional Medal to Sierra. We are excited to introduce him to our students.”
Congressman Daniel Webster is a family man and small business owner who is dedicated to serving Central Florida with honor and integrity. Webster is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (2010-present), where he serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, including the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit; Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipe-lines and Hazardous Materials; and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. During his time in the Florida Legislature (1980-2008), Webster served as the Speaker of the Florida House and Majority Leader in the Florida Senate, working to pass sweeping reforms in Florida that were based on solid governing principles. Daniel and Sandy Webster have been blessed with six children, and eleven wonderful grandchildren. Known for many things, Daniel Webster holds his faith, his family, and his principles as his biggest assets.