||(Photo by Richard Greenhouse)
Gold Award recipient, Christopher Kruse, 17, of Platte City, MO, is congratulated by his
Congresswoman, Pat Danner. A past recipient of both Bronze and Silver Congressional
Awards, Christopher assisted the disabled in his community for public service, improved
his trumpet playing for personal development, improved his roller blading endurance for
physical fitness and backpacked in state parks for his expedition.