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Senior Receives Congressional Award Gold Medal

Congratulations to senior Jacqueline Kincaid for receiving the Congressional Award gold medal.

Andrew Mouzin

Congratulations to senior Jacqueline Kincaid for receiving the Congressional Award gold medal. Members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives recognized 442 student leaders across 41 states at a ceremony Thursday, June 21, in Washington, D.C. Jacqueline earned the award by logging 800 hours over a two-year span across four program areas: Voluntary Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness and Expedition/Exploration.

For Voluntary Service, Jacqueline created a nonprofit organization to teach deaf and hard-of-hearing students how to play tennis, as well as assisting to educate students of all backgrounds at several nonprofits. In the Personal Development program, she published numerous magazine articles and studied at Columbia University, Oxford University and in Havana, Cuba. For Physical Fitness, Jacqueline played tennis competitively, traveling to tournaments and attending workshops, clinics and lessons. In the Expedition/Exploration program, she traveled to the Gold Coast mansions of Long Island, New York, to study prominent historical figures.

"My work on the Congressional Award programs exposed me to new people, places and cultures," Jacqueline wrote in her biography for the Congressional  Award book. "I grew in numerous respects throughout this journey and benefited immeasurably."

Additionally, Jacqueline was one of five Kansas and Missouri gold medal recipients to be selected to attend the People to People International Global Youth Forum July 16-19, in Kansas City. Congratulations, Jacqueline!