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CHS alum awarded United States Congressional Gold Medal

Joseph Ivey, a graduate of Carrollton High School's Class of 2024, was awarded the prestigious United States Congressional Gold Medal by Congressman Drew Ferguson on May 29. This esteemed award is one of the highest civilian honors in the United States, recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to American history and culture. 

Carrollton High School graduate Josephy Ivey (‘24) was awarded the United States Congressional Gold Medal May 29. Pictured from left are Congressman Drew Ferguson, Joseph Ivey, Mickey and Candace Ivey (Joseph's parents), and CHS Principal Ian Lyle.

Ivey received this distinguished recognition for his role in developing "DA," a mobile application designed to support those affected by domestic abuse. This innovative app was a winning entry in the Congressional App Challenge, a program by the U.S. House of Representatives that encourages middle and high school students to explore coding and consider careers in computer science.

As part of the challenge, Ivey and other winners presented their apps to members of Congress this spring.

In addition to this remarkable achievement, Ivey earned his Eagle Scout rank over the past year, dedicating more than 800 hours to constructing a community pavilion in Carrollton as his service project.

Ivey graduated from CHS this spring and has enlisted in the Navy with plans to pursue the Navy SEALs program. He will begin his training next month.

"Joseph is an exceptional young man destined for great things," said CHS Principal Ian Lyle. "His dedication, leadership, and service exemplify the values we strive to instill in all of our students at Carrollton High School. I am incredibly proud of him for this huge accomplishment  and look forward to seeing all of his future achievements."