Nashvillian Christine Li Wins Congressional Award

Jan 9, 2018
Press Release

NASHVILLE – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) this month presented a Congressional Award – Congress’s highest honor for youth – to Christine Li of Nashville.

“Christine represents the future of Nashville,” Rep. Cooper said. “Her volunteer work, community service and good deeds serve as a shining example for other young people in our city.”

The Congressional Award is the highest honor Congress can give to youth civilians. Established in 1979, the Congressional Award program offers a non-competitive opportunity for Americans aged 14 to 24 to realize their potential through goal setting in four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness and Expedition/Exploration. Christine received a Silver Medal in recognition of her efforts.

Christine is a junior at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School. In pursuit of her medal, Christine volunteered at the Little Pantry That Could and Hands On Nashville, helping to combat hunger and homelessness in her community.

Attached is a photograph of Christine and Rep. Cooper during the medal presentation last week in Nashville.