The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation(SSSF) and National Rifle Association (NRA) Competitive Shooting Sports division are proud to announce members of the 2018 All-Scholastic Team!
Over 230 student athletes from 25 states have been named to the team this year and will be recognized at the opening ceremonies of the SSSF/SCTP/SASP Team Championship event on July 18 in Marengo, Ohio.
The All-Scholastic Team recognizes the top student athletes in the SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting Program for their achievements in the classroom, on the range and in their communities. Through an application process, 2018 All-Scholastic Team Members have proven academic excellence by posting 3.0 or better grade point averages, shooting excellent scores in recent competition (95% in trap or skeet, 85% in sporting clays, 88% in international trap/skeet or 75 seconds or less for SASP) and by demonstrating outstanding community involvement.
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation will be exhibiting at the NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show, February 3-11, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA.
Representatives from the SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) will be on hand in Booth #201 to meet with attendees and industry professionals during the show.
To schedule a meeting with Rick Leach, SASP National Director, during the show, e-mail RLeach@sssfonline.com.
ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN OUTDOOR SHOW The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine-day event celebrating hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions that are treasured by millions of Americans and their families. The show features over 1,100 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters to fishing boats and RV’s, and archery to art covering 650,000 square feet of exhibit hall space! Not to mention a jam packed schedule including country concerts, fundraising dinners, speaking events, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars, demonstrations and much more! For more information go to: www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org
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NRA Youth Education Summit Expands To Two Sessions In 2018 Now Accepting Applications For 2018 Sessions
FAIRFAX, VA. – The NRA Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) is thrilled to announce that it is adding a second session of Y.E.S. in summer 2018! This means that double the number of students will be able to experience this life-changing program and develop into strong leaders in their communities. The 2018 Y.E.S. sessions will be held July 9-15 and July 23-29. Attendees will compete for $55,000 in college scholarships through participation in the program’s events. Applications are now being accepted, and must be received by Jan. 12, 2018.
The NRA Youth Education Summit encourages young adults to become active citizens and leaders of tomorrow by learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the federal government and the importance of engaging in civic affairs. Competitive team debates and casual current events discussions highlight the diverse backgrounds and beliefs of participants while fostering fellowship and respect. The program’s nonstop agenda also includes exciting activities and opportunities from meeting with members of Congress and visiting NRA Headquarters to touring historic sites and monuments in the D.C. area and reflecting on the military’s defense of American freedoms.
“I would recommend this program to anyone,” said former Y.E.S. participant Anna Sommers from Burlington, Wis. “It’s an unforgettable experience that can’t fully be summed up in words. The friends I made and the knowledge I gained on this trip can be found nowhere else. This trip made me incredibly proud to be an American.”
Students who excel in the week’s activities through demonstrating strong leadership, public speaking and debate skills will be awarded up to $15,000 in college scholarships at the summit’s closing ceremony. Following the summit, students are empowered to return home and share their Y.E.S. experiences with their communities. By creating a portfolio detailing the impact of those efforts, participants can then apply for the Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship—an additional $25,000 in available scholarships. Thanks to Friends of NRA fundraising and grants provided by The NRA Foundation, more than $540,000 in scholarships have been awarded since the creation of Y.E.S. in 1996.
Any high school sophomore or junior in the United States is welcome to apply to Y.E.S. The application process includes a written essay on the Second Amendment, personal statement, transcript affirming a minimum 3.00 grade point average, and three letters of recommendation.
The National Rifle Association launched the Youth Education Summit in 1996 to encourage America’s youth to become active citizens at both the national and local levels. More than $540,000 in scholarships has been awarded throughout the program’s 21-year history. Funding for Y.E.S. is provided through The NRA Foundation from monies raised by Friends of NRA, a grassroots fundraising program in support of the shooting sports. To begin the application process or learn more about Y.E.S., visit https://yes.nra.org.
About the National Rifle Association Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit http://nra.org.
About The NRA Foundation Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of the National Rifle Association and other organizations. These activities promote firearms and hunting safety, enhance shooting sports, and educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological and artistic context. For more information, visit the NRA Foundation website at www.nrafoundation.org or call 800-672-4521 for more information.
Do you have a need for coach certification in your area? If so, please let us know! Several of our SCTP and SASP staff are members of the NRA National Coach Development Staff and can travel to your location to conduct coach certification courses.
NRA Coach Development Schools are the heart of the NRA Coach Education Program. The instructors use up-to-date materials and multimedia presentations to present discipline-specific coach courses. The registration fee includes a copy of the discipline-specific coach school student study guide and other materials to help you with the details of coaching. Upon successful completion of the coach school you will be a Coach (Level 1) (or Youth Trainer if under 18 years old) in that discipline. Once approved, coaches may print their coach certificate and wallet card for their use.
What Is Taught In The School?
The Level 1 coach school is two days of sports-specific lessons and practical coaching exercises designed to teach the coach candidate the basics of coaching beginning and intermediate shooters. The following general subjects are taught:
Introduction to the Coaching Program
Safety and Risk Management
Rulebook use and shooting etiquette
Equipment and Facilities
Fundamentals of Shooting
Building Quality Programs
How To Conduct Tournaments
For more details or to setup a shotgun coach class in your area, please contact Chet Tuinstra (eastern US) or Carlton Nether (western US).
For more details or to setup a pistol/rifle coach class in your area, please contact Rick Leach.
For more information on the NRA Coach Education Program, please visit the NRA website.
One of the highlights of Nationals week for SCTP athletes is the opportunity to compete in a massive Last Competitor Standing (i.e. “Annie Oakley”) event that gives them the opportunity to win guns, gear, and even a scholarship. In this miss-and-out fun competition, up to 30 athletes per trap field try to eliminate each other by capitalizing on the previous competitor’s misses. Over 500 athletes competed each evening.
The event has two components on each of two nights: a competition for anyone who wishes to compete, with men’s and ladies winners taking home guns and other prizes, followed by a competition just for 2017 graduating seniors who competed for $1,000 scholarships presented by the NRA.
Last Competitor Standing – Wednesday
LADIES Victoria Hendrix AZ Ben Avery Sarah Schwacker WI Waterford Wolverines Molly Olson WI Flyway Clay Slayers Jessica Strasser WI Waterford Wolverines Kiera Wood WI Hudson Raiders Mikaela Leach WI Ozaukee Scholastic Shooting Morgan Clark WI Flyway Clay Slayers Zoe Goodwin KY Northern Kentucky Top Guns
MEN Austin Jacob OH Greene County F&G Andrew Troje IA North Scott Trap Team Riley Hasler WI Waterford Wolverines Thomas Keeshan IA North Scott Trap Team Blake Conrad MN Lakers Trap Team Eyan Marx WI Flyway Clayslayers Aaron Copelan GA Lake Oconee Shotgun Team Jordan Persinger WI Hudson Raiders
COLLEGE Tyler Bong WI Flyway Clayslayers Brennan Kamer KY Northern Kentucky STC
Ladies NRA $1,000 Scholarship Sarah Villarreal NE Marian High School
Mens NRA $1,000 Scholarship Austin Jacob OH Greene County F&G
Last Competitor Standing – Friday LADIES Erin Lautzenheiser OH North Lawrence Claybusters Harley Graves TN T-County Claybusters Lauren Hartwein MO Gateway Claybusters Chloe Uhlenhake WI BHS Demons Sabrina Peterson IL St. Charles Shot Crew Grace Marlen MO Team Henges Morgan Clark WI Flyway Clayslayers Kaylinn Wilken WI BHS Demons
MENS Tyler Regner WI BHS Demons Brian Baca CO Rocky Mountain Claybusters Zachary Hanson WI Central Falcons William Browning IA North Lawrence Claybusters Josh Muellenbach WI BHS Demons Hunter Block IA North Scott Trap Team Jack Schoepke WI BHS Demons Thomas Keeshan IA North Scott Trap Team
COLLEGE Danielle Greene PA Evans City Taya Bower MI Straight Shooters
Ladies NRA $1,000 Scholarship Chloe Sterner PA Mason Dixon Claybusters
Mens NRA $1,000 Scholarship Hunter Conrad WI Central Falcons
Name: Landon Sievers State: Illinois Program: SCTP Team: Golden Eagle Gun Club
How the SCTP has helped me as a young person: The Scholastic Clay Target Program has taught me many things. It has taught me focus and discipline. It has taught me responsibility and teamwork skills. Another thing that it has taught me is to have confidence and always challenge myself. I have also enjoyed making new friends. These are some of the reasons that I love competing in this program.
About the NRA/SSSF All Scholastic Team
The All-Scholastic Team recognizes the top student athletes in the SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting Program for their achievements in the classroom, on the range and in their communities. Through an application process, 2017 All-Scholastic Team Members have proven academic excellence by posting 3.0 or better grade point averages, shooting excellent scores in recent competition (95% in trap or skeet, 85% in sporting clays, 88% in international trap/skeet or 75 seconds or less for SASP) and by demonstrating outstanding community involvement.
For anyone who is planning to be in Nashville for the annual NRA Members Meeting and Exhibits next week, here is an event you won’t want to miss! The inaugural Second Amendment Youth Leadership Conference, planned for Friday, April 10 at the Omni Nashville Hotel, will feature special guest speakers and the opportunity to learn more about the Second Amendment.
Geared specifically toward the next generation of Second Amendment activists, this one-of-a kind event will be an exciting opportunity for students and recent graduates to learn how to become an effective advocate on their campus and in their community!
Among the speakers scheduled to address the youth conference are Chris Cox, NRA-ILA Executive Director; Lindsey Graham, U.S. Senator from South Carolina; Phil Bryant, Mississippi Governor; and Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee Congresswoman.
Attendance is free, but due to the anticipated interest in this event, pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
College students who attend will receive a free, one-year NRA membership, along with opportunities to win prizes and admission to the annual meeting.
The National Rifle Association invites high school sophomores and juniors across the U.S. to apply for the 2015 National NRA Youth Education Summit, an expenses-paid, week-long educational experience in Washington, D.C. from July 27 – August 2, 2015. Attendees will compete for $30,000 in college scholarships through participation in the program’s events. Applications must be received by February 1, 2015.
The NRA Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) encourages young adults to become active and knowledgeable citizens by learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the federal government, and the importance of being active in civic affairs. Activities on the agenda include meeting with members of Congress, hearing from guest speakers at NRA Headquarters, participating in competitive debates, touring historic sites and monuments in the DC Metro area, and more.
Attendees will have the chance to compete for $15,000 in college scholarships based on their performances in debates and seminars held during the week-long summit. Students may compete for an additional $15,000 in scholarships after the summit through sharing their experience with their communities. More than $400,000 in scholarships have been awarded since Y.E.S.’s creation in 1996, thanks to grants provided by The NRA Foundation.
Entry into the summit requires submission of a completed application form, a high school transcript, a three-page essay on the Second Amendment, a one-page personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. Those interested must have their application postmarked no later than February 1, 2015.
For additional information on the 2015 National NRA Youth Education Summit and how to apply, please visit www.friendsofnra.org/yes, or call 1-800-672-3888, ext. 1342.