Local 4-H-er wins national award

Local 4-H-er wins national award

A member of the local Hot Shots Shooting Club received one of two national scholarships at the recent 4-H Shooting Sports Invitation in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Faith Newton was one of two to receive the 9th annual Tom Knapp Memorial Scholarship.

The national event brought together nearly 700 competitors from 39 states to participate in a multitude of shooting sports disciplines.

Applicants for the scholarship are required to have attended the National 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador training, maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, and be enrolled or planning to attend an accredited college or university.

Newton stood out in the applications with her numerous volunteer efforts not only in her local community but throughout the state and region. “All the 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassadors are true leaders in their communities and within the shooting sports industry,” an organization statement said.

“The Knapp Family would be proud of all the National 4-H Ambassador’s and their shooting accomplishments. These annual scholarships have changed the lives of dozens of kids over the years and this group does a tremendous job at sharing the positive effects that the 4-H Shooting Sports Program has had on their lives and communities across the country,” said Brian Kelvington from Federal Ammunition. Kelvington assisted the Knapp Family with putting together this scholarship program which started in 2014. 2022 marks the 7th year of scholarships awarded to 4-H Ambassadors with 14 youth in total receiving scholarships from this program since 2016. Federal Ammunition continues to be the longest tenured sponsor for the National 4-H Shooting Sports Program, which reaches more than 500,000 youth from across the country. The program promotes firearm safety, youth development through structured shooting sports programs across all shooting disciplines. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.

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