Participant Kayleigh Skolnick
Sep 04, 2012
Participant Kayleigh Skolnick attended the 2012 Wyoming Congressional Award State Ceremony as a Silver Medal recipient.
Skolnick has also received the Bronze Congressional Award Medal.
“My favorite part of the program is meeting tons of new people and working with my community,” she said.
For Voluntary Public Service, Skolnick volunteered at the Old West Museum and the local hospital. She also made blankets for children at St. Judes Hospital and participated in the youth service retreat in Sheridan.
Skolnick took piano lessons and worked on a History Day project for her goals in Personal Development. For Physical Finess, she trained for a 5k race and increased her batting average.
For an Exploration, Skolnick planned a two-week trip to Hawaii.
“I highly suggest this to everyone. It is a really fun program,” Skolnick said. “It is worth working every hour.”
Skolnick is originally from Denver, Colorado, but now lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She attends Central High School and is in the tenth grade. At school, Skolnick is a member of Art Club and the newspaper.
In the future she would like to attend an out-of-state college with the hope of becoming a pediatric oncologist, or children’s cancer doctor. She plans to eventually live out of state.