School officials presented the award to Liz at a ceremony June 8 in Moses Lake. As a Gold Level award recipient, she received a gold pin, a certificate of achievement, and a letter of congratulations signed by President Barack Obama. Liz also received a letter of congratulations from Gov. Chris Gregoire and the First Gentleman. The governor and her husband met Liz during a recent visit by Lady Washington to Olympia.
Liz is pursuing a career as a shipwright and professional seafarer. She plans to attend the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock this fall.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award program is overseen by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation , which was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and to encourage more people to serve. The awards are a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. The program is administered by the Points of Light Institute.