ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) sophomore Christine Bourgoin of Mosaic Digital Academy was presented a Congressional Award on April 3 at a ceremony hosted by Congressman Patrick E. Murphy. Bourgoin, a bronze medal recipient, was among 50 young Floridians from St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach honored for volunteerism, leadership, and personal development.
According to Jeanne Ziemba, principal of Mosaic Digital Academy, “Christine is already working toward earning the Silver award for next year and plans to go for the Gold during her senior year!” A log of her hours reflects that Bourgoin volunteered over 100 hours including an investment of 50 Personal Development hours, 50 Personal Fitness hours, and a 2-day, 1 night leadership expedition.
Since its inception in 1979, the Congressional Award has recognized youth across the nation who have recorded over 3.5 million hours of service to their community. This prestigious award promotes initiative, service, and achievement with a goal of establishing a positive foundation for the upcoming generation of leaders.
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Pictured from the left: Dana Tillberg (School Counselor), Christine Bourgoin (Mosaic Digital Academy Sophomore), Congressman Patrick Murphy (18th District), and Jeanne Ziemba (Principal)