Article by W. Clay Crook-
A special ceremony was held on Thursday, January 2, 2020, at the Parkers Crossroads Visitors Center as Congressman Mark Green presented both a Bronze medal and Silver medal from the Congressional Awards program to Rachel Baker. Baker is a student at Tennessee Tech University at Cookeville and has logged in over 254 volunteer hours in making the awards possible. She is the daughter of Tracy and Denise Baker of Holladay, Tennessee and is majoring in Pure Chemistry. The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. The foundation remains Congress’ only charity and the program is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. Young people may register when they turn 13 1/2 years old and must complete their activities by their 24th birthday. The award was created in 1979 and Baker is the first to receive the award in the year that…
For the complete story, see the January 8th edition of The Lexington Progress.