The NASP Announces the 2016 Finalists for the On Target for Life Awards & Recognition

Pennsylvania National Archery in the Schools Program
National Archery in the Schools Program
National Archery in the Schools Program
National Archery in the Schools Program

Nashville, TN -(AmmoLand.com)- The National Archery in the Schools Program Announces the 2016 Finalists for the On Target for Life Awards and Recognition Program.

The OTFLA program is intended to recognize and celebrate the many instances where in-school archery, and the people involved with it, are positively impacting the lives of 2.23 million NASP student archers each year. To see a listing of the 2016 OTFLA finalists go to: http://naspschools.org/news/.

Since its inception in 2002, NASP has continued to hear powerful examples of how in-school archery has positively impacted the lives of students and adults. The OTFLA program is intended to capture examples of the “best” of what NASP is doing in 47 states and 11 jurisdictions with both team and individual awards.

In November of 2015, National NASP leadership and a group of NASP educators/coaches and students met to discuss ways to further enhance the 15 year old program. A system of recognitions and awards to capture the many “positives” that go on behind the scenes of NASP was recommended. As a result, the following awards and recognitions will be recognized at the 2016 National NASP tournament:

The Community Service Award is intended to recognize outstanding service to a community from a NASP team or class. The finalists for 2016 include:

  • Cordova Elementary School – Cordova, AL
  • Elkview Middle School – Elkview, WV
  • Haughton Middle School – Haughton, LA

The Bullseye Award is an individual award for a NASP Student that has made notable positive strides in academic performance and behavior through their involvement with the program. The 2016 finalists include:

  • Zach Hoffmire – The Brompton School – Kenosha, WI
  • Emily Dawson – Paul Laurence Dunbar High School – Lexington, KY

The Superhero Award is an individual award intended to recognize an unpaid volunteer that makes an outstanding positive impact on their NASP program or team. The 2016 finalists include:

  • Teresa Ball – Spencer High School – Spencer, IA
  • Scott Cleland – The Brompton School – Kenosha, WI
  • Michelle Clauss – Grove City Christian Academy – Grove City, PA

The Courage Award is an individualaward for a NASP student that has overcome a major life event or disability, yet continues to inspire others through their participation in NASP. The 2016 finalists include:

  • Emily Dawson – Paul Laurence Dunbar High School – Lexington, KY
  • Noah Kidwell – Anderson County Middle School – Lawrenceburg KY
  • Trenton Clauss – Trinitas Study Center – Grove City, PA

The Outstanding Alumni Award is an individual award for a former NASP graduate that experienced the positives of NASP, and now continues to give back to their former school or team. The 2016 finalists include:

  • Cameron Peyton – Anderson County High School – Lawrenceburg, KY
  • Carolyn Free – Easton School – Easton, WA

Coach of the Year Award is an individual award for a NASP educator/coach. The nominee must have a proven history of making an overwhelming positive difference in the lives of participating NASP students. The 2016 nominees include:

  • Melanie Coultas – Buckhorn Middle and High School – New Market, AL
  • Tom Patterson – Trigg County High School – Cadiz, KY
  • John Woodson – Peterstown Middle School – Peterstown, WV

NASP will announce the winners at the awards ceremony immediately following the 2016 National Tournament.

For additional information, please contact Dr.Tommy Floyd at: [email protected].

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About National Archery in the Schools Program:

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) promotes student education, physical education and participation in the lifelong sport of Archery. The mission of NASP is to promote international-style target archery as part of the in-school curriculum, to improve educational performance and participation in the shooting sports among students in grades 4-12.

For more information, please visit www.NASPSchools.org.

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