Town Council Recognizes Jarrod Clark - Congressional Award Gold Medal Recipient

Posted by Sherri Lewis on May 10, 2017
Tags: BNHS, Community, Schools, Volunteer

TOWN OF TROPHY CLUB, TEXAS
PROCLAMATION NO. 2017-05

A PROCLAMATION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF TROPHY CLUB, TEXAS, RECOGNIZING JARROD CLARK FOR EARNING THE CONGRESSIONAL AWARD GOLD MEDAL; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, Byron Nelson High School senior Jarrod Clark recently received the Congressional Award Gold Medal, a top honor presented by the U.S. Congress to young Americans who meet rigorous standards across community service, personal development, physical fitness, and exploration categories; and

WHEREAS, Jarrod received the award after nearly four years of work, totaling 400 hours of community service, 200 hours of personal development, and 200 hours of physical fitness. He strove to become a lifeguard, and worked for the Town of Trophy Club. Additionally, Jarrod planned and completed a five-day, four-night trip to compare and contrast five major metroplexes in Texas. Because he is a gold medalist, he also received the program’s bronze and silver awards; and

WHEREAS, Young Americans don’t receive the award based on a competition, but rather based on achieving their own challenging goals after registering for the program. The foundation that runs the non-partisan program is the only congressional charity; and

WHEREAS, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, who represents the 30th district of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives, presided over the statewide ceremony for Congressional Award Gold Medal winners, giving Jarrod his honor on April 8. The event, held at Southern Methodist University, was the first time Texas has held a statewide ceremony for the award.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, MAYOR C. NICK SANDERS, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF TROPHY CLUB, TEXAS, DO HEREBY RECOGNIZE JARROD CLARK FOR EARNING THE CONGRESSIONAL AWARD GOLD MEDAL.

PASSED AND APPROVED by the Town Council of the Town of Trophy Club, Texas, this 9th day of May 2017.