Jacqueline Newberry, a junior at Seneca High School, was selected to participate in the National Rifle Association’s annual National Youth Education Summit.
Y.E.S. is a seven-day, expense-paid educational experience in Washington, D.C. for outstanding high school sophomores and juniors. While in the nation’s capital, Jacquelyn will learn the significance of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights while developing an understanding of government and the importance of actively participating in it.
Jacquelyn was selected from numerous qualified applicants from across the country. She was required to complete an extensive application, which included the submission of transcripts, an essay about the Second Amendment, a personal statement, and three personal recommendations.
Jacquelyn is a member of the National Honor Society with a 4.0 grade point average. She is on the Seneca golf team and is a member of the Illinois State Technology Student Association (current treasurer and president for the 2013-14 year). She is on the Illinois Junior Precision Pistol Team and has achieved double distinguished expert.
Her other interests include piano, guitar, and dance. She has also been selected to attend the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State in June and the National Student Leadership Conference on Intelligence and National Security at American University in Washington, D.C., in July. Upon graduation, she plans to attend college to study mathematics.
The National Rifle Association launched Y.E.S. in 1996 in an effort to encourage America’s youth to become active and knowledgeable citizens at both national and local levels. All funding for the program is provided by the NRA Foundation through monies raised by Friends of NRA.
Since the program’s inception in 1993, Friends of NRA has funded thousands of local projects that include youth education efforts, firearm training, and wildlife conservation projects. For more information, please visit www.friendofnra.org.