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Local student receives civilian marksmanship program scholarship

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Joshua Rice of Shelbyville, received the 2013-2014 CMP youth scholarship, presented by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). He participated in the Collins High School AJROTC and will receive a one-year, $1000 scholarship from CMP to be used towards a pursuit of higher education. The scholarship is based on marksmanship participation, grade point average and merit. Eligible applicants were graduating seniors who participated in marksmanship programs and JROTC Service Championships, who also excelled academically. The CMP awarded over $150,000 in Youth Scholarships. The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a national organization dedicated to the respect for and safe handling of firearms and instilling patriotism and discipline in our youth participants. The CMP provides its constituents with the highest level of instruction in the proper control of firearms by highly-skilled coaches and veteran range safety officers in the classroom, at our ranges and wherever the CMP banner is displayed. For more information about the CMP and its programs, visit www.TheCMP.org.