Gottheimer and Menendez Honor NJ Congressional Award Medalists

Jun 03, 2017

Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez honored New Jersey’s Congressional Award Medalists at a ceremony hosted at Bergen Community College.

“I’m incredibly proud of the students receiving Congressional Awards. They embody New Jersey values; they are smart, strong, and dedicated in their service to their communities and families,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer.

“Each of today’s honorees have challenged themselves to grow–mentally, physically, culturally, and personally. No two of their journeys have been exactly alike, yet each has earned the recognition of the United States Congress. Each has traveled along a path of self-improvement and service to others. And each has proven to be an outstanding young American,” said Sen. Menendez.

A photo of Congressman Gottheimer and Senator Menendez with medal winners is below:

The following thirteen young leaders from across the state were honored for their achievements in public service, personal development, physical fitness, and expedition/exploration:

Receiving a Bronze Medal:
Andre Biehl, Princeton
Muhammed Keskin, Wayne
Jueun Kwon, Mahwah
Malvika Narayan, Monmouth Junction
Siena Rampulla, Holmdel
Grace Thornton, Short Hills

Receiving a Silver Medal:
Nishay Bhatnagar, Livingston

Receiving a Gold Medal:
Maura Herbertson, Short Hills
Christopher Lauria, Oakhurst
Maya Ravichandran, Holmdel
Erica Wu, Holmdel


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