Rebecca Pifer, a junior at DuBois Central Catholic High School, was selected to participate in the National Rifle Association’s annual National Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) from July 24 through July 21. Y.E.S. is a seven-day, expense paid educational experience in Washington, D.C. for outstanding rising high school juniors and seniors. While in the nation’s capital, Rebecca 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. Rebecca was selected from numerous qualified applicants from across the country.
According to Bernie Snyder, DCC’s Rifle Team Coach, Rebecca 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.
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. Friends of NRA is a grassroots, fund-raising program organized by local volunteers. 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.friendsofnra.org.