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2017 End Of Week Scholarship Winners

The 2017 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 $22,500 in college scholarships to attendees of the 2017 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:

$3,500

Rylie Pennell – Warrenton, Virginia

$3,500

Simon Sefzik – Ferndale, Washington

$2,500

Denise Shaffer – Houston, Texas

$2,500

Peter Leonard – Tallahassee, Florida

$2,500

Allen Slaughter – Frankfort, Kentucky

$2,000

Kaitlyn Callaway – Tuscola, Texas

$2,000

Gage Paris – Black Forest, Colorado

$1,000

Sophia Puliafico – Juneau, Alaska

$1,000

Amby Tierney – Cohasset, Massachusetts

$1,000

Krzysztof Gajda – Rockford, Illinois

$1,000

Cristian Lee – Gilbert, Arizona

All 2017 Y.E.S. Participants

Participants Location
Grayson Davey Anchorage, AK
Sophia Puliafico Juneau, AK
Alex Henry Farmington, AR
Kira Dean Scottsdale, AZ
Cristian Lee Gilbert, AZ
Emily Cupp Crescent City, CA
Brent Hinchcliff Lakeport, CA
Isabella Orozco Chino Hills, CA
Gage Paris Black Forest, CO
Dennis Hull Naples, FL
Peter Leonard Tallahassee, FL
Sawyer Williams Lula, GA
Iceley Andaya Kamuela, HI
Krzysztof Gajda Rockford, IL
Natalie Seaman Beardstown, IL
Matthew Burton Fishers, IN
Andrew Sisson Richmond, KY
Allen Slaughter Frankfort, KY
Canlin Dionne Longville, LA
Jonah Finley West Monroe, LA
Amby Tierney Cohasset, MA
Madeleine Sateri Bethesda, MD
Therese Minwegen Scandia, MN
Mary (Mikey) Schad Purdy, MO
Hanna Antonsen Choteau, MT
Jared Lockhart Wake Forest, NC
Jamison Sapp Lincoln, NE
Zelan von Kaenel Princeton, NJ
David Velez Deming, NM
Reade Ben Loudonville, NY
Gianna Guzzo Sayville, NY
Quinton Taylor Fostoria, OH
Jonathan McCormick Bartlesville, OK
Owen Vredenburg Roseburg, OR
Lauren Klima Perkasie, PA
Brad Lehman Columbia, SC
Lincoln Dillman Knoxville, TN
Kaitlyn Callaway Tuscola, TX
Stephen Garner Celina, TX
Denise Shaffer Houston, TX
Marlie Root Pine Valley, UT
Rylie Pennell Warrenton, VA
Simon Sefzik Ferndale, WA
Emily Rasmussen Union Grove, WI
Katelyn Sette Hurricane, WV
Kaden Gaukel Keeline, 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 yes@nrahq.org.

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.