Rancho Santa Fe resident Luke Lindgren receives Congressional Award from Darrell Issa


Congressman Darrell Issa recognized Rancho Santa Fe resident Luke Lindgren, as well as six other area youths, with a Congressional Award for Public Service during an hour-long medal ceremony held April 6 at his Vista office.

In earning his Congressional Award Bronze Medal, Luke, a Canyon Crest Academy student, volunteered nearly 100 hours with the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve and Teen Volunteers in Action. Luke worked as a docent, introducing students to bugs, owls and other wildlife.

For his “Personal Development,” Luke competed in the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair. Luke’s project placed second in the environmental sciences category. For “Physical Fitness,” Luke earned his third-degree black belt in karate. For his “Expedition,” Luke organized a trip to Boston to study historical sites and learn about the Revolutionary War.

Laurine Maldonado served as Luke’s advisor.

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