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Cheshire's Thomas Landro has received the 2013-2014 CMP Youth Scholarship, presented by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). He participated in the Blue Trail Range and will receive a one-year, $1000.00 scholarship from CMP based on marksmanship participation, grade point average and merit, to be used towards a pursuit of higher education.
The scholarship selection meeting was held on March 28. 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 discipline and practice of target rifle shooting is extremely effective in teaching life skills that enhance student performances in schoolwork as well as in home, family, social and job-related activities. Life skills that are effectively developed through marksmanship experiences include: Self-control, self-discipline and emotional control; responsibility (from being responsible for the safe handling of firearms); concentration and attentive skills; goal-setting and understanding how to achieve goals; fair play, teamwork and leadership; rewards of hard work, practice and competition; and self-image enhancement.
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.