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Sand Lake teen awarded Congressional Medal of Merit


Morgan Platz with Rep. Justin Amash.

Morgan Platz, of Sand Lake was awarded the Congressional Medal of Merit by Rep. Justin Amash on May 5, at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. She was recognized along with 33 other students in Michigan’s third district.

Morgan lives in Sand Lake and commutes 45 minutes each way for school. She is a senior at the West Michigan Aviation Academy. She will graduate Summa cum laude on May 30. She has maintained a 4.3 GPA while taking several advanced placement and honors courses, as well as being an active member in student council, NHS and varsity women’s soccer. She is a flight student and was able to solo in November 2017 and received her private pilot’s license in April of 2018. Morgan is the daughter of Tim and Deana Platz. Morgan will attend Hope College in the fall.  

The Congressional Medal of Merit recognizes high school seniors who have demonstrated exemplary citizenship and academic excellence. Recipients were nominated by their principals or guidance counselors. 

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Two Cedar Springs area students receive Congressional Medal of Merit 


Two CS area students receive Congressional Medal of Merit 

Autumn Watson, of Creative Technologies Academy, received the Congressional Medal of Merit on Saturday, May 5, from Rep. Justin Amash. Courtesy photo.

Jacob Ryan Outwin, of Cedar Springs High School, received the Congressional Medal of Merit on Saturday, May 5, from Rep. Justin Amash. Courtesy photo.

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) recognized the 2018 service academy appointees and student Congressional Medal of Merit recipients from Michigan’s Third District at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on Saturday, May 5. 

Applicants to the service academies require a nomination from an authorized nominating source, which includes members of Congress. To assist with the nominating process, Amash assembled a committee of military and civic leaders who reviewed applications, interviewed potential nominees, and made recommendations. 

In addition to the seven service academy appointees recognized, Amash honored 34 students with the Congressional Medal of Merit. Among them was Jacob Ryan Outwin, of Cedar Springs High School, and Autumn Watson, of Creative Technologies Academy.

The Congressional Medal of Merit recognizes high school seniors who have demonstrated exemplary citizenship and academic excellence. Recipients were nominated by their principals or guidance counselors. 

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Amash to host Academy night 


 

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced Academy Night details for third district high school students interested in learning more about the U.S. service academies. Academy Night is scheduled for Monday, November 20, 2017, at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, from 7-9 p.m. The museum is located at 303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids.

Officials from the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and the United States Air Force Academy will provide information about the academies and the application process. Representatives from the offices of Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters also will be available to answer questions. 

Admission to the academies, except for the Coast Guard Academy, requires a nomination from the vice president, a U.S. senator, or a U.S. representative. Students typically begin the admissions process in the spring of their junior year of high school. More information about the academy nomination process can be found at amash.house.gov

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Congressional Medal of Merit recipients recognized


Rep. Justin Amash and Tara Tepin, Cedar Springs High School.

Rep. Justin Amash and Tara Tepin, Cedar Springs High School.

Rep. Justin Amash and Autumn Shelagowski, Creative Technologies Academy.

Rep. Justin Amash and Autumn Shelagowski, Creative Technologies Academy.

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) recognized the 2017 service academy appointees and student Congressional Medal of Merit recipients from Michigan’s Third District at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on Saturday, May 6.

“We are blessed to have such amazing students in our community. They are making a difference for our future,” said Amash.

Applicants to the service academies require a nomination from an authorized nominating source, which includes members of Congress. To assist with the nominating process, Amash assembled a committee of military and civic leaders who reviewed applications, interviewed potential nominees, and made recommendations.

In addition to the six service academy appointees recognized, Amash honored 40 students with the Congressional Medal of Merit. The Congressional Medal of Merit recognizes high school seniors who have demonstrated exemplary citizenship and academic excellence. Recipients were nominated by their principals or guidance counselors.

In our coverage area, there were two students recognized as Congressional Medal of Merit recipients: Autumn Shelagowski, of Creative Technologies Academy; and Tara Nicole Tepin, of Cedar Springs High School.

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