Philodemician Wins Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Prince Edward and Matt Merighi

Matt Merighi (C’09) receives the bronze level Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, during a ceremony on Capitol Hill June 20. Photo by by Gretel Truong, Haddad Media.

A Georgetown Alumnus and Philodemician has become one of the first Americans to earn the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Matt Merighi (C’09), an Eagle Scout, received the bronze level award from the Duke of Edinburgh’s son, His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, during a reception on Capitol Hill June 20.

The award represents a partnership between the Duke of Edinburgh and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).  Winners receive the award by demonstrating their dedication to community service, physical fitness and special skills and “adventurous journey.”

Merighi competed for the Merrick Medal in 2009.

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