St. Paul student to receive ‘Congressional Award’ Thursday

On Thursday, May 15, U.S. Re. John B. Larson will present the “Congressional Award” Silver Medal to St. PaulCatholicHigh School student and Bristol resident Matthew Gwozdecke. Designed for individuals from 14 to 23 years of age, the Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award recognizing personal achievement and volunteerism.

In order to win this year’s Silver Medal, a press release from Larson’s office said, Gwozdecke completed 200 voluntary public service hours, 100 hours of personal development, 100 hours of physical fitness training, and two-consecutive nights for an “expedition”, where Matthew traveled to various sites on the Freedom Trail.

Larson will present the award as part of St. Paul Catholic’s Annual Academic Awards Night at the school at 7 p.m on Thursday.