June 21, 2006

Local Homeschoolers receive Congressional Award

Two local homeschoolers, both now in college, are receiving the Congressional Award Gold Medal for their volunteer work for ALS.

Jaymes Grossman, 18, and his 16-year-old sister, Jansina, today will receive the nation's highest award for volunteerism by young people at a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

"They are great kids," said their mother, Karen Grossman, who home-schooled them.

The siblings will receive the Congressional Award Gold Medal for completing more than 400 hours of volunteer service over two years. The family, including dad, Glen Grossman, left for Washington on Tuesday.

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