Alexander Pauken of Great Falls receives his Congressional Award Gold Medal from Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican. "They're giving back a lot to their communities to earn what they get here," said the father on one recipient. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Alexander Pauken of Great Falls receives his Congressional Award Gold Medal from Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican. "They're giving back a lot to their communities to earn what they get here," said the father on one recipient. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)