St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) junior Christine Bourgoin of Mosaic Digital Academy was presented a Silver Congressional Award on April 1 at a ceremony hosted by Congressman Brian Mast. Bourgoin is a two-time medal recipient. Last year, she was among elite young Floridians from the Treasure Coast honored with a bronze medal for volunteerism, leadership, and personal development.
According to Jeanne Ziemba, principal of Mosaic Digital Academy, “Christine is extremely goal oriented and is a champion for community service. I fully expect to see her here again next year as a senior going for Gold.” A log of her hours reflects that Bourgoin volunteered over 200 hours including an investment of 100 Personal Development hours, 100 Personal Fitness hours, and a 3-day, 2-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.