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May 16, 2018 |
NASP Announces Winners in 2018 On Target for Life Awards and Recognition Program

The National Archery in the Schools Program Announced the 2018 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 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 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 will be recognized at the 2018 National NASP® tournament:

The Community Service Award is intended to recognize outstanding service to a community from a NASP® team or class. The 2018 winner was:  Billings R-IV School DistrictBillings Missouri.

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 2018 winner was: Bryce Turner, Breckinridge Middle 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 2018 winner was: Joe Kirchoff, Haughton Middle School, LA

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 2018 winner was: Rachael Ross, New Madrid County R-1, MO

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 2018 winner was: Rob Jellison,Hartland Ore Creek Middle School, MI


The NASP® Legacy Award goes to an individual that has made an outstanding and inspirational impact that continues even beyond the life of the nominee.  The nomination for this year’s Legacy award was overwhelmingly deserving and goes to:  Bill Gerchar, Xavier College Prep, AZ 



For additional information regarding the NASP® On Target For Life Awards, please contact Dr. Tommy Floyd