11 Branford students receive Presidential Volunteer Service Gold Medals

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Eleven student-athletes who train at Branford World Champion Taekwondo received The President’s Volunteer Service Gold Medals for the time they spent volunteering at the studio.

All of the Branford students received the highest level of recognition, gold medals, for volunteering over 100 hours each at Branford World Champion Taekwondo. The award was presented by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Points of Light Foundation on November 8. 

The President’s Volunteer Service Award was started in 2003 as a way to thank and honor Americans who, through example, inspire others to participate in volunteer service.

The award recognizes United States citizens and permanent residents who have achieved the required number of hours of service over either a 12-month period or cumulative hours over a lifetime. 

The award winners include:

  • 12-year-old Emilie Agamie
  • 10-year-old Ramy Tantawy
  • 13-year-old Nathan Oh
  • 13-year-old Arya Nadgouda
  • 11-year-old Jake Coveyduck
  • 14-year-old Eric Min
  • 14-year-old Liev Shpitalnik
  • 14-year-old Kelsey Le
  • 14-year-old Alan Khoultchaev
  • 14-year-old Ethan Piazza
  • 16-year-old Sean St. Pierre

In addition to the award, recipients received personalized award certificates, an official President’s Volunteer Service Award medallion and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States. 

Branford World Champion Taekwondo is a member of World Champion Taekwondo, which has 14 studios throughout Conn. In total, 58 students from World Champion Taekwondo were awarded The President’s Volunteer Service Award. 

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