Clarkston grad awarded Congressional Medal of Merit

Congressional Medal of Merit winner Sage Paris, with Congressman Mike Bishop. Photo provided

Newly minted Clarkston High School graduate Sage Paris received the Congressional Medal of Merit for Outstanding Youth Leadership from U.S. Congressman Mike Bishop, who visited the high school on May 25.
Paris was among 19 students from Bishop’s Eighth District to receive the award for having shown great leadership and academic excellence throughout their high school careers.
Bishop commended Sage, who will attend the University of Michigan in the fall, for his strong academic efforts and positive contributions to the Clarkston community through his involvement in the Optimist Club, and as a youth camp counselor.
Penny Paris, Sage’s mother, was on hand to congratulate him on this achievement, as were Clarkston Schools Superintendent Shawn Ryan, Board of Education Vice President Kelli Horst and Secretary Steve Hyer, and CHS Counselor Kim McDaniel, who nominated Sage for the award.
The Congressional Medal of Merit is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans ages 14 to 23. It honors individuals who have shown great community involvement in the areas of public service, fitness, development and exploration.
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