[Chandler, AZ] Congratulations to senior Chantel Abdulai and junior Baya Laimeche! These two young ladies are off to Washington, D.C. this June to each collect a U.S. Congressional Award Gold Medal, at a special ceremony hosted by members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. This award is the highest recognition possible for a student in the U.S. Congressional Awards Program and puts Chantel and Baya in an elite group of only several hundred young people annually who meet the program’s requirements.
Chantel and Baya earned their Gold Medals by each completing:
• 400 hours of voluntary public service
• 200 hours of personal development
• 200 hours of physical fitness
• 4 days of expedition/exploration, requiring self reliance, determination, and cooperation.
The Sonoran Schools Mentorship Program (SSMP) is a unique opportunity for motivated, eligible students to
Sonoran Schools is also bursting with pride as we celebrate our 28th medal (6 gold;10 silver; 12 bronze) since starting this mentorship program six years ago.
According to their website, the Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans, open to all 14 to 23 year-olds. Participants can earn certificates or awards at four levels for setting and achieving goals in four program areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Learn more at https://congressionalaward.org/
work towards a Congressional Award, supported by a staff member who provides ongoing mentorship and guidance. Mrs. Asli, who teaches foreign language at PSA, mentored both young ladies and let us know she is just bursting with pride at their accomplishments!