Spencer Creech of Minden earned the Congressional Award for Youth Bronze Medal. During a Town Hall meeting at Bossier Parish Community College, Congressman Mike Johnson presented Spencer with a certificate from his office and a medal that was struck at the U.S. Mint. Spencer was also invited to open the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
Minden’s Jerry Madden, President of Galvez Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, served as Spencer’s program advisor. To earn the award, Spencer documented over 100 hours of community volunteer service in three categories: honoring veterans, helping people in need, and historic preservation.
Established in 1979, the Congressional Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a youth civilian through the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Congress established the award to recognize initiative, service, and achievement in young people. Spencer is the son of Donna Sutton and Steve Creech of Minden. He is the grandson of Betty Sutton and the late Jerry Sutton of Gibsland, and Sharon McComas of Smithville, Missouri.