Local student earns prestigious award

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Tahquitz High School student Elijah O’Leary with Dr. Mona Davies and Bob Davies, was awarded The Congressional Award, Bronze Certificate for volunteering at the annual Angel Tree Christmas Party with the Community Outreach Ministry. Valley News/Community Outreach Ministry photo
Tahquitz High School student Elijah O’Leary, 15, has served his community well – and his efforts have not gone unnoticed. Part of his voluntary accomplishments have earned him The Congressional Award, Bronze Certificate for volunteering at the annual Angel Tree Christmas Party with the Community Outreach Ministry. The ministry, co-founded in 2000 by Dr. Mona Davies and her husband Bob, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of girls and boys like O’Leary, whose mother is in and out of prison. Now under the care of a relative, the high school student never lets any obstacles of having an incarcerated mother stop him from either achieving his goals or choosing to help others along the way. The Congressional Award offers young Americans the opportunity to be rec
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