Three students who authored winning essays that describe how the National Archery in the Schools Program® (NASP®) changed their lives will see that theme played out again when they collect a total of $3,000 in college scholarships from NASP® partner, Remington Outdoor Foundation.
Carolyn Free of Cle Elum, Wash., received $500 towards a college education for her third place essay while second place winner Sarah Burress of Mt. Washington, Ky., received a $1,000 scholarship. Michael Violette of Britt, Minn., claimed the top prize, a $1,500 scholarship for his winning essay. Winners were announced at the 2010 NASP® National Tournament, the world’s largest archery tournament, which was held May 7-8 in Louisville, Ky.
“The National Archery in the Schools Program® helped change these students’ lives, and now these inspirational young people are poised to do great things themselves,” said Jim Moore, president of the Remington Outdoor Foundation. “Supporting NASP® and in turn these college-bound students falls right in line with Remington Outdoor Foundation’s mission to support the efforts of its partners to share hunting and target shooting traditions with youth, women and other participants while emphasizing safety, training and ethics.”
The winning essays described how NASP® helped the students overcome physical challenges and the trials associated with growing up. These essays also shared how NASP® connected the students to their culture and history and strengthened their relationships with friends and family. Essays outlined that NASP was responsible for improving the students’ academic performance as well.
NASP® provides international-style archery training in physical education classes for grades 4 through 12.
You can read the essays at: http://www.outdoorroadmap.com/naspÂ®-essay-contest
For more information about the NASP® National Tournament, which hosted 7,125 participants from 35 states, visit http://archeryintheschools.org/
About National Archery in the Schools®
The National Archery in the Schools Program® (NASP®) is a joint venture between state departments of education and wildlife. Several archery equipment manufacturers and organizations are also partners. The program promotes student education, physical education and participation in the lifelong sport of archery. The program’s focus is to provide International-Style Target Archery training in physical education classes for grades 4 through 12. To date, NASP® has been adopted by more than 7,400 schools in 46 states and five countries (U.S., Australia, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand). More than 1.5 million students are taught NASP®-style archery each year. Since the program began in 2002, more than 7 million students have received NASP® training. Teachers report NASP® lessons improve student performance, behavior, attitudes, confidence and self esteem. For more information, visit http://archeryintheschools.org/ or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Remington Outdoor Foundation
Remington Outdoor Foundation, which was founded in January 2009 as a nonprofit 501 (C) (3), supports the efforts of its partners to share hunting, target shooting and other outdoor traditions with youth, women and other participants while emphasizing safety, training and ethics. Remington Outdoor Foundation also upholds conservation principles through assisting partnership work on habitat enhancement, wildlife research and management projects. For more information, visit http://www.outdoorroadmap.com/