Bear Creek’s Blaine Mitchell with Congressman Dave Reichert. Courtesy photo

Bear Creek’s Blaine Mitchell with Congressman Dave Reichert. Courtesy photo

Bear Creek’s Mitchell receives Congressional Award Silver Medal

  • Friday, February 23, 2018 10:37am
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Congressman Dave Reichert presented Blaine Mitchell, a senior at The Bear Creek School, with the Congressional Award Silver Medal on Feb. 1.

The medal represents a minimum of 200 hours of voluntary service, 100 hours of personal development, 100 hours of physical fitness and an expedition or exploration. Mitchell planned, trained for and executed a four-night rafting expedition on the Deschutes River. He served as a volunteer, tutoring children after school with Camp Fire Camps, Timberlake Church and the King County Library System. The hours of personal development were earned while developing public-speaking skills with the Bear Creek’s forensics team. He improved his physical fitness by pursuing weight training, basketball and golf.


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