Congressional medal awarded

George Ryan Connor, a recent graduate of Indian Springs School, has been awarded The Congressional Award Bronze Medal by U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus.

Connor received the award for his outstanding contributions to the community and undertaking the values of initiative, service and achievement. The son of Robert and Jan Connor, Connor will attend Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

The Congressional Award is the United States Congress award for young Americans. Participants earn bronze, silver and gold Congressional Award certificates and medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas — volunteer public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration. The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds.