McKenna Yearick, Nursing student, recieves Congressional Award for Service and Personal Development

Junior nursing major McKenna Yearick completed the qualifications for the Gold Medal Congressional Award. That means she completed 400 hours of volunteer service as well as 200 hours of both personal development and physical fitness while also planning and executing a five-day expedition.

Because Yearick achieved the highest level Gold Award, she will be honored in June 2020 at Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Members of Congress will present the awards to their constituents at a distinguished ceremony.

Although she started the program as a young teenager, her involvement at Georgia College helped give her the final push to completing the program. She worked as a community advisor for University Housing, is in the Honors Program, serves as a Young Life leader at GMC, gives her time for community service in multiple ways and still finds time to follow her two passions which are nursing and travel.

Her goal is to one day utilize her nursing skills and global studies minor to help in international missions and continuing her enthusiasm of service.

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