2016 Gold Medalists

Congratulations to the 325 young Americans across the nation that earned the 2016 Congressional Award Gold Medal. These individuals were recognized with Congress’ most coveted award for youth civilians at the annual Gold Medal Ceremony and Events in Washington, D.C. on June 16, 2016.

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Alabama

Alabama’s 7th Congressional District
Sean Villeneuve, Jr.

Arizona

Arizona’s 5th Congressional District
Adriana Tapia

Arizona’s 9th Congressional District
Jacob Massie

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Gabriel Cutler

California

California’s 5th Congressional District
Cydney Kaslar
Catherine Liang

California’s 7th Congressional District
Conor Hassett

California’s 9th Congressional District

Gianna Chien
Dominic Solari

California’s 11th Congressional District
Griffin Ansel

California’s 12th Congressional District
Claire Dashe

California’s 17th Congressional District
Meghan Leong
Ariane Tsai

California’s 18th Congressional District
William Chen
Terence Lee

California’s 22nd Congressional District
Benjamin Dotson

California’s 24th Congressional District
Madison DeBruin
Sienna Santer

California’s 26th Congressional District
Brandon Chen
Mark Hanson
George McGuigan
John Monday
Kanhai Shah

California’s 27th Congressional District
Ken Iwane
Carl Xue

California’s 28th Congressional District
William Gutzman
Erica Kang
SungMin Shin
Michael Simic

California’s 30th Congressional District
Bryan Denq

California’s 31st Congressional District
Claire Yeabin Lee

California’s 33rd Congressional District
Devin Kanzler
Elizabeth Sams
Brandon Winner

California’s 34th Congressional District
Angela Soyeon Chon
Lynn Kim

California’s 39th Congressional District
Jaewoo Han
Steve Han
Brandon Ho
Sora Jeong
Timothy Joo
Kayla Kang
Charlotte Kim
Jay Kim
Vivian Kim
Joanne Lee
Junsu Lee
Robert Lee
Sarah Lee
Bonnie Lei
Emily Mun
Esther Park
Joo Min Yeo
Jae-Hee Yoo
Sang Shane Yun

California’s 45th Congressional District
So Hee Ki
Jeong Inn Lee
Hannah Park
Karan Shah

California’s 47th Congressional District
Joseph Bastien

California’s 49th Congressional District
Sarah Chen
Kayla Jahangiri
Chris Jiang
Alexandra Lee
Samuel Sugarman

California’s 52nd Congressional District
Chelsea Barrows
Karl Garrett

Colorado

Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District
Christina Bear
Lauren Lang

Colorado’s 6th Congressional District
Eric Zhang

Connecticut

Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District
Meredith Karle
Duncan Khosla
Allegra Molkenthin
Charlotte Wechsler

Florida

Florida’s 3rd Congressional District
Shaleen Thakur
Sonal Thakur

Florida’s 4th Congressional District
Shyla Blackmon
Jelisa Jackson

Florida’s 7th Congressional District
Aliya Centner
Safia Centner

Florida’s 8th Congressional District
Peter Lee

Florida’s 10th Congressional District
Parker Coye

Florida’s 18th Congressional District
Evan Albury
Gabriel Coughlin
Richard Coughlin
Laura Drake
Drew Dubauskas
Robert Ferruggia
Madeline Horowitz
Samantha Keating
Cristina Kodadek
Morgan McDonald
Thomas Meiser
Regina Murphy
Noah Pack
Shikha Patel
Austin Paxson
Thomas Pinkham
Mary Powers
Koushal Rao
Hunter Russo
Joseph Russo
Tyler Wilkinson
Jillian Wrieden

Florida’s 15th Congressional District
Varun Singh

Florida’s 21st Congressional District
Gabriel Del Campo

Florida’s 22nd Congressional District
Joshua Puchferran

Florida’s 25th Congressional District
Jade Gibson

Florida’s 27th Congressional District
Dimitri Godur

Georgia

Georgia’s 1st Congressional District
Kara McDonough

Georgia’s 6th Congressional District
Julia Abelsky
Elizabeth Harvey

Georgia’s 9th Congressional District
Katie Rose Dionne

Georgia’s 10th Congressional District
Noah Smith

Georgia’s 11th Congressional District
Billy McGahan
Kathleen Stueve

Hawaii

Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District
Elyssa Turnbull

Idaho

Idaho’s 1st Congressional District
Cheyenne Quilter
Eric Summers
Kelly Turney

Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District
Sarah Close

Illinois

Illinois’ 1st Congressional District
Christian Cooper

Illinois’ 5th Congressional District
Sarah Stephen

Illinois’ 13th Congressional District
Maddy Peticolas

Indiana

Indiana’s 6th Congressional District
Robert James (RJ) Huber
Caroline Luehrmann

Kansas

Kansas’s 2nd Congressional District
Carissa McAfee

Kansas’s 3rd Congressional District
Tiffany Dattel
Jared Gillen
Nikhil Kuppuswamy
Megan Nalamachu
Ryan Olson
Melissa Rosenthal
Gavin Zhu

Kentucky

Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District
Audrey Moore
Gabrielle Moore

Kentucky’s 3rd Congressional District
Noah Gillis
Amanda Otten
Ben Otten

Maryland

Maryland’s 6th Congressional District
Garima Dewan
Mahima Dewan

Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ 2nd Congressional District
Lynda Loucif

Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District
Rachel Steadman

Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District
Lillian Bermel

Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District
Sophia Duplin
Catherine Upton

Massachusetts’ 8th Congressional District
Elizabeth Monger
Megan Selby

Massachusetts’ 9th Congressional District
Samuel Chestna
Justin Conner

Minnesota

Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District
Emily Staunton

Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District
Christian Kunau
David Kunau

Mississippi 

Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District
Benjamin Baker
Hillary Burgess
Molly Chamblee
Karynton Nicole Duke
Dee-Ivy Franklin
John “JJ” Hitt
Marisa Laudadio
Katherine Penney
Katherine Alesa Taylor

Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District
David Huff

Missouri

Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District
Meghana Bharadwaj
Nicholas Kahan
Olivia Long

Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District
Kaitlynn Allen
Joel Ian Moss
Edayla Talley
Kristin Walther

Missouri’s 4th Congressional District
Emily Gustafson

Missouri’s 5th Congressional District
Amelia Smith

Missouri’s 6th Congressional District
Madison Grooms

Montana

Montana’s At-Large Congressional District
Emily Berg

Nebraska

Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District
Marian Sanchez Romo

Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District
Andrew Eisert
Megan Feldmann
Katrina Nesbit

New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District
Stephen Baird

New Jersey

New Jersey’s 1st Congressional District
Andrew Geldreich

New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District
Philip Balas
Alexander Brescia
Alexander Bruman
Paige Crain
Elizabeth Emberger
Amaya Liles
Khushbu Patel
Shannon Renshaw
Andrew Sooy
Alexis Vanaman
Olivia Weldon

New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District
Jennifer Farmer
Madeline Farmer
Neharika Pitta
Isaiah Udotong

New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District
Christian Boujaoude
Vishvajit Mohan
Harsha Pavuluri
Ruchi Raval
Abhay Sampat
Samay Sampat
Viraj Sampat

New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District
Jessica Janneck

New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District
Nishi Shah
Trevor Somers
Richard Stelfox

New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District
Abigail Campbell
Mary Catherine Greeley

New Jersey’s 9th Congressional District
Marissa Grillo
Laura Mondadori

New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District
Brian Handen

New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District
Winona Guo

New York

New York’s 3rd Congressional District
Marc Klinger

New York’s 11th Congressional District
James Borovilas
Sarah Primiano
Jason Pymento
Thomas Walsh

New York’s 17th Congressional District
Madeline Fouts
Cameron Martel

New York’s 18th Congressional District
Navkiran Aujla
Stephanie Shum

New York’s 19th Congressional District
Edward Moran

New York’s 20th Congressional District
Isaac Smith

North Carolina

North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District
William Casstevens

North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District
Apolinaire Brown
Chloe Harty
Kaitryana Leinbach
Sam Maxwell
Caroline Schauder
Quinn Schneider
Julianna Viveiros

North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District
Savannah Bell
William Ruff

Ohio

Ohio’s 1st Congressional District
Ishan Rola

Ohio’s 4th Congressional District
Hannah Chappell-Dick

Ohio’s 10th Congressional District
Micah Karr
Morgan Karr
Rachana Raghupathy

Ohio’s 11th Congressional District
Elise Radzialowski
Mara Radzialowski

Ohio’s 13th Congressional District
Weston Clark

Ohio’s 15th Congressional District
Nick Schwartz

Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District
Gabriela Rueda

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District
Puspa Chamlagai
Ganesh Gurung
Reena Gurung
Shiva Gurung
Ashley Hoyle
Ah Mu Htoo
Mura Htoo
Dhan Karki
Mu Mu
Cing San Nuam
Thayku Paw
Krishna Powdyel
Dhan Tamang
Bawitha Tling

Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District
Dhaka Kharel

Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District
Katherine Hung

Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District
Rachael Eddowes
Katherine Mars

Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District
Kyla Martin

Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District
Brian Agnew
Cameron Hayes
Ye Eun Kim
Binod Poudel
Madeline Reich
Jared Stevenson
Briana Yarnoff

Pennsylvania’s 14th Congressional District
Swata Alagar

Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District
Cindy Hsieh
Ava Lesko

Tennessee

Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District
Marsha Girish

Texas

Texas’ 2nd Congressional District
Heather Smith

Texas’ 5th Congressional District
Briana Minter

Texas’ 7th Congressional District
Lucy Tomforde

Texas’ 8th Congressional District
Claire Cromley
Frank Masuelli

Texas’ 17th Congressional District
Colby Janecka
William Ford

Texas’ 20th Congressional District
Hugo Guerra

Texas’ 21st Congressional District
John Craig
Gabriela Font

Texas’ 22nd Congressional District
Sohan Gadkari
Alisha Kashyap

Texas’ 24th Congressional District
Christian Barham
Joseph Beatty
Emily Hall
Andrew Zelewski

Texas’ 26th Congressional District
Akshay Malhotra

Texas’ 28th Congressional District
Aleskar Villarreal

Texas’ 31st Congressional District
Anna Nemec
Travis Purser

Texas’ 32nd Congressional District
Ahmet Selimoglu

Vermont

Vermont’s At-Large Congressional District
Patrick Sharpe

Virginia

Virginia’s 1st Congressional District
Matthew Dunmire
Lizzy Mothershead

Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District
Robert Bishop
James Reed Huston
Rhianna Kalynn Shaheen

Virginia’s 7th Congressional District
Kelsey Barklund
Kameron Mize

Virginia’s 8th Congressional District
Hunter Grace Jernigan
Emma Westerhof-Shultz
Divya Wodon
Naina Wodon

Virginia’s 9th Congressional District
Luke Beasey

Virginia’s 10th Congressional District
Snigdha Madiraju

Virginia’s 11th Congressional District
Samantha Lane

Washington

Washington’s 1st Congressional District
Alyssa La Fleur
Michael Park

Washington’s 2nd Congressional District
Bryan Shin

Washington’s 4th Congressional District
Christian Pugh

Washington’s 6th Congressional District
Alexandra Coleman
Gerald Johnson

Washington’s 9th Congressional District
Christine Chen
Sophie Miller

Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District
Daniel Saphiere

Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District
Olivia Coon
Noah Schuetz

Wyoming

Wyoming’s At-Large Congressional District
Sarah Burton
Francesca Hinkle
Ashlynn Johnson
Amelia Rosmarin
Abigail Shockley
Cristian Soles