Congressman Woodall Presents Local Student with Congressional Award

June 20, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall presented the Congressional Award to Manas Mudunuri from Cumming, Georgia.

The Congressional Award Foundation is a public-private partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize service, initiative and achievement in America’s youth. Participants in the program set and meet goals in four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Based on time commitments, each participant can earn Bronze, Silver, and/or Gold Congressional Medals and Certificates.

Manas Mudunuri earned the Congressional Gold Award by completing a combined 400 hours in community service projects, mastering the tabla for personal development, learning golf for physical fitness, and traveling to India for a two-week service trip.

“Congressional Award Gold Medalists are among America’s top student leaders. Manas’ accomplishment illustrates that goal-setting is the bedrock for personal success and growth,” said Congressman Woodall. “Manas embodies the very best of Forsyth County. Through perseverance, dedication, and an eagerness to better himself and Cumming, his hard work has improved the lives of his friends, family, and community.”


  • The Congressional Award is the only award Congress gives to young Americans and was established by Congress in 1979.
  • The 2019 Gold Medal class is the largest in the program’s 40-year history.

Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes significant portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties. He currently serves on the Rules Committee, the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and the Budget Committee.