Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Congressman Luke Messer presents Congressional Award to Rising Sun Twins

Aug 28, 2013
Press Release

Congressman Luke Messer presents Congressional Award to Rising Sun Twins

(Shelbyville, IN)—Congressman Luke Messer presented the Congressional Gold Medal Award to twin brothers Seth and Adam Campbell of Rising Sun, Indiana.  Seth and Adam received the award from Congressman Messer at his Shelbyville district office on Tuesday.

The Congressional Award, which was established in 1979, recognizes youth for work they have done for the betterment of their community and for goals they have set for their own personal development.  More than 49,000 Congressional Awards have been earned representing over 3.5 million volunteer hours performed in community service across America.  The Congressional Award is open to all young people ages 14-23 in America.  To earn the award, young people must set and achieve goals in four program areas: voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration. 

Seth Campbell is an active member of the Civil Air Patrol, and his various voluntary public service hours were completed in conjunction with that organization.  According to Seth, his most meaningful work was building a new home for a woman who lost her home and three family members in the 2012 tornadoes in Henryville, Indiana. 

Adam Campbell preformed a number of voluntary service activities associated with the Civil Air Patrol.  The most fulfilling to him was working at Matthew 25 Ministries because the work he did there had a profound impact all around the world. 

“I am pleased to recognize these two outstanding young men for their contributions to our community,” Messer said.