May 13, 2023.
The National Archery in the Schools Program Announces the 2023 Recipients 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 over 1.3 million NASP® student archers each year.
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 49 states, and 8 Canadian provinces 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 NASP®. 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 are recognized by NASP®:
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 award includes a $500 Scholarship. The 2023 winner is: Ethan Price, Green County High School, 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 award includes a $500 equipment grant. The 2023 winner is: Andy Hedges – Prosper High School, TX.
The Courage Award is an individual award for a NASP® student that has overcome a major life event or disability yet continues to inspire others through their participation in NASP®. The award includes a $500 Scholarship. The 2023 winner is: Theodore Strukel – St. John’s Academy, ND.
The Outstanding Alumni Award is an individual award intended to recognize a former NASP® graduate that experienced the positives of NASP®, and now gives back to their former school or team. The award includes a $500 scholarship. The 2023 winner is: Roby Mullins, Lincoln County High School, KY.
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 award includes a $500 equipment grant. The 2023 winner is: Jake Hunget, Calvary Lutheran High School, MO.
Nominations for the 2024 On Target for Life will open again on September 1, 2024. To Nominate someone associated with your NASP® school, please visit: https://app.naspschools.org/ontarget/default.aspx?o=1 For additional information regarding the NASP® On Target For Life Awards, please contact Kevin Dixon at: firstname.lastname@example.org