Congressman Stephen F. Lynch recently presented Megan Selby of Stoughton with the Congressional Award Silver Medal.  Megan is currently a junior at Principia Upper School in St. Louis, Missouri, and attended Stoughton High School for the ninth and tenth grades.  The Silver Medal recognizes Megan’s initiative, personal accomplishment and service to her community. 
“Megan is an extremely talented and motivated young woman, and I commend her on this impressive achievement,” Congressman Stephen F. Lynch said.  “Megan set some ambitious goals for herself, and this Silver Medal is testament to her hard-work and dedication.  It is an honor to present her with the Congressional Award.” 
Established in 1979, the Congressional Award is Congress’ award for young Americans.  The program requires participants to set and achieve personal goals in four different areas - volunteer public service, personal development, physical fitness, and expedition/exploration.  There are six levels of the award – bronze, silver and gold certificate and bronze, silver and gold medal.
Working with an advisor, Megan committed more than 400 hours to completing her goals, logging over 200 hours of volunteer service including coaching basketball and flag football, and volunteering at the Blue Dog Shelter in Brockton and with the Girl Scouts of Stoughton.  Megan is continuing to work toward the Gold Medal.