The National Archery in the Schools Program Announced the 2019 Recipients for the On Target for Life Awards and Recognition Program (OTFLA). 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 two 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 47 states, and 11 other countries 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 recognition 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 2019 National NASP® tournament:
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 2019 winner was: Matthew McConville of Harborside Academy, Wisconsin
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 2019 winner was: Autry Lowry of Benton Elementary/Middle School, Louisiana
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 2019 winner was: Michael Dalby of Faribault High School, Minnesota
Coach of the Year Award is an individual award for a NASP® educator/coach. The nominee must have a proven history of making an overwhelmingly positive difference in the lives of participating NASP® students. The 2019 winner was: Caleb Patrick of Carthage Senior High School, Missouri
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 2019 winner was: Brianna Zwingli of H. A. Kostash School, Alberta Canada