Carolyn Free of Cle Elum, received $500 towards a college education for her third-place essay about how archery changed her life. The Remington Outdoor Foundation awarded $3,000 in scholarships as a partner in the National Archery in the Schools Program.
The winners were announced at the 2010 NASP National Tournament, the world’s largest archery tournament, 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, in a news release.
The winning essays described how the program helped the students overcome physical challenges and the trials associated with growing up. These essays also shared how the archery program connected the students to their culture and history and strengthened their relationships with friends and family. The essays also outlined how the program was responsible for improving the students’ academic performance.
The program provides international-style archery training in physical education classes for grades 4 through 12.