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2016 End Of Week Scholarship Winners

The 2016 Youth Education Summit week wrapped up with celebratory dinner where scholarships were awarded to those exceptional students who embody leadership and knowledge as both individuals and as a collective. The National Rifle Association awarded a total of $16,000 in college scholarships to attendees of the 2016 Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.).

The following students received scholarships based on their display of leadership qualities and performance in debates and current event discussions conducted over the course of the week:


Ellen R., Florida


Ben M., Idaho


Olivia R., Kansas


Serena J., Ohio


Emily S., Texas


Jake W., Alabama


Amelia B., Texas


Bryttani M., Louisiana


Aidan T., Tennessee

All 2016 Y.E.S. Participants

Participants Location
Delana Wesen Anchorage, AK
Jake Wisener Guntersville, AL
George Guzman Cabot, AR
Zach Aceves Whittier, CA
Jupinder Parmar Elk Grove, CA
Troy Ryder San Marcos, CA
Kayleen Bowie Dolores, CO
Ellen Reynolds Ocala, FL
Connor Hall Waleska, GA
Ben Moody Kuna, ID
Emily Brooks Plainfield, IL
Jenna Koonce Mulberry Grove, IL
Arianne Hammond Auburn, IN
Olivia Rogers Gardner, KS
Chloe Greene Fulton, KY
Bryttani MacNamara Sulphur, LA
Clare Riley Ocean City, MD
Alayna Knarian Bad Axe, MI
John Callens Marshall, MN
Abigail Stoner Webster Groves, MO
Emily Hootsell Natchez, MS
Robby Keiser Glendive, MT
Aidan Hayes Wake Forest, NC
Megan Brown Cleveland, NC
Emma Fleming Sentinel Butte, ND
William Lavelle Utica, NE
Josh Hall Tijeras, NM
Serena Lee Las Vegas, NV
Serena Juchnowski Richfield, OH
Elevia Bruce Stillwater, OK
Evelyn Bizovi Portland, OR
Alyssa Ray Echo, OR
Tommy Brower Kimberton, PA
Becca Pifer Reynoldsville, PA
Hunter DeLaRoi Mobridge, SD
Aidan Thomason Knoxville, TN
Amelia Brown Plano, TX
Neil Payne Junction, TX
Emily Saltarelli Montgomery, TX
Jacob Bosen Morgan, UT
Sarah Day Moab, UT
Hunter Sanderson Farmville, VA
Dan Avila Richland, WA
Tim Yackley Portage, WI
Gretchen Evans Charleston, WV
Kealy Hill Gillette, WY

Want To Know More 

For more information about the NRA Youth Education Summit, please call us at (800) 672-3888 ext. 1351 or email

Youth Education Summit

A week-long competitive fellowship in Washington, D.C. enables high school sophomores and juniors to explore their passion for the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and our American government.