CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A young woman from Cabell County has received the Congressional Award Silver Medal -- the highest honor presented by Congress to youth throughout the United States.
Tiffani Webb of Culloden, W.Va., received the award on Tuesday in recognition of her voluntary public service hours to an array of causes and organizations in the region. U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., presented the award to her.
Among her accomplishments, Webb devoted more than 260 cumulative voluntary public service hours, volunteered in a book drive to benefit pediatric patients, used mass media to spotlight community organizations, and attended the American Legion’s Girls State to refine her leadership skills and citizenship participation.
“Tiffany is truly an outstanding recipient of the Congressional Award’s Silver medal," Rahall said in a prepared release. "Volunteering her time to serve others is a hallmark of West Virginians and certainly one great example of those upon whom our country’s future depends. Her parents, everyone in Culloden, Cabell County and our state can take pride in her achieving this national distinction.”
The Congressional Award is a public private partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative and service in America’s youth, ages 14-23. The program receives no federal funding, and is fully funded by charitable contributions.
To earn a Congressional Award, participants set and achieve individual goals in four program areas: voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness, and expedition/exploration.