HS East's Srivaths Ravva, Vishala Swami Earn Congress' Top Youth Honor

Srivaths Ravva and Vishala Swami with their guidance counselors and principal Robert Rose. thumbnail215792
Srivaths Ravva and Vishala Swami with their guidance counselors and principal Robert Rose.

High School East students Srivaths Ravva and Vishala Swami have earned the U.S. Congress’ highest honor for youth.

Both have been awarded the Congressional Award Gold Medal for 2022.

Recipients of the Congressional Award Gold Medal are celebrated at an annual event in the nation’s capital.

Members of the U.S. Congress, public and private partners, and industry and civic leaders recognize gold medalists in front of their families and peers in a multiday recognition event.

To earn the award, participants must log a minimum of 400 hours of voluntary public service, 200 hours of personal development, 200 hours of physical fitness, and take a five-day, four-night exploration, although that was done virtually due to COVID-19 this time.

Ravva also won the President's Volunteer Service Award Gold Medal, which is presented by AmeriCorps in recognition of a commitment to strengthen the nation and local communities through volunteer service.

Date Added: 4/7/2022