Scholastic Clay Target Program Announces SCTP Youth Ambassadors
Ambassadors for 2010-2011 Season are Jon Difilippo and Corey Spruill.
Shelby Township, MI –-(Ammoland.com)- The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) recently announced the appointment of Corey Spruill of St. Charles, MO and Jon Difilippo of California, PA as SCTP Youth Ambassadors for the 2010-2011 Shooting Season.
The SCTP Ambassador Program is designed to select individual (Ambassadors) who exemplify and demonstrate the qualities of leadership, initiative, and teamwork to represent and promote the Scholastic Clay Target Program to others all across the nation.
SCTP Youth Ambassador Candidates must meet all the following pre-requisites in order to be considered eligible to participate in the selection process:
- Be a current registered member of the National SCTP.
- Must have participated in the SCTP for a minimum of two years.
- Be a Junior or Senior in High School, between the ages of 17 – 20, as of September 1, 2010.
- Have excellent grades in school.
- Be able to communicate and speak clearly in public.
- Demonstrate initiative, social skills, and involvement in leadership or community service activities.
- Demonstrate good Teamwork.
Corey Spruill, a Junior at Francis Howell HS in St. Charles, MO, began shooting SCTP in 2009 and is a member of the Gateway Claybusters. Corey is involved in various activities outside of shooting including Boy Scouts and Habitat for Humanity, which he chose recently to benefit from his Eagle Scout project. Corey has been actively invovled in charity work as a volunteer for his church, The United Methodist Church of the Shepherd, and as a member of The Gateway Claybusters, and has worked as a volunteer for the St. Louis Ronald McDonald House. Corey expressed an interest in becoming an Ambassador for SCTP because he felt he wanted to “give something back” to the program that has done so much for him in his life. In 2010, Corey placed 3rd individually in International Trap at the Missouri Junior Olympic State Championships and his SCTP Team earned a Silver Medal at the Junior Olympic Nationals in Colorado Springs, CO.
Jon Difilippo lives in California, PA and is a senior at California Area HS. He began shooting at SCTP events in 2008 and is a member of the California Hill Gun Club “Smokin Guns”. John has been an Altar Server at his church, St. Thomas Aquinas, for the past 8 years and has volunteered his disc jockey services to benefit Multiple Sclerosis at fundraisers on several occassions. His grades, along with his good character, service, and leadership, qualified him to be inducted into the National Honor Society last April. Jon's outstanding communication skills landed him the position of his high school's Public Address Announcer, and as a Youth SCTP Ambassador, he is looking forward to informing and educating people on the valuable life lessons he has learned over the years through his involvement with SCTP.
“These are two outstanding young men,” said Russ Arnold, Executive Director of SSSF, “and we are proud to have them representing SCTP as Youth Ambassadors for the 2010-2011 shooting season. They exemplify what we as coaches and mentors in this program strive to develop all of our young members into…well rounded, respectful adults.”
SCTP is a youth development program where adult coaches and volunteers model sportsmanship,
responsibility, and teamwork while using shooting sports programs to teach these and other positive life skills to SCTP athletes. SCTP activities are designed to incorporate two indispensable elements – FUN AND SAFETY. The safe handling of firearms is the primary focus of all SCTP clubs.
To learn more about SCTP call (586) 737-0805 or visit their website at www.shootsctp.org