Hudson Resident Aisling Macaraeg Receives Congressional Bronze Medal Award
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Last week, Hudson Resident Aisling Macaraeg traveled to Washington, DC to receive the Congressional Bronze Medal Award for her work in the area of Physical Fitness and Personal Development. Aisling was recognized for her more than 100 hours of Voluntary Public Service in her community at Project Smile and at her local gymnastics gym. Aisling, along with her family, visited the office of Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) to receive the award.
“We’re lucky in New Hampshire to have such engaged and active young people who are committed to bettering their communities and state,” said Kuster. “Aisling represents that spirit of service and this award is well deserved. Aisling’s volunteer work brings joy to children in difficult situations and I know that she will continue to brighten the lives of people around her. I offer my sincere congratulations to Aisling on receiving the Congressional Bronze Medal Award.”
The Congressional Award program was established in 1979 to recognize young individuals who display drive, achievement, and service to their communities. Individuals competing for the award set their own personal goals, and are presented with their awards once they have completed their challenges.
Aisling volunteered with Project Smile, where she collected stuffed animals and provided them to first responders who give them to children who have experienced traumatic events. She also volunteered with the Jumping Jacks class, where she assisted with coaching youth at her local gymnasium. Aisling also advanced her photography and videography skills as part of her Personal Development goal.
Students who are interested in participating in the Congressional Award program should contact the Congresswoman’s Concord office at 603-226-1002 for more information.