The National Rifle Association has selected 18-year-old Jenna Marie Fees of Nokesville, Virginia to receive its 2014 Outstanding Achievement Youth Award. Jenna will receive a plaque along with a $5,000 check during the NRA Board meetings in September.
Jenna is a freshman at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she hopes to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Jenna started her shooting career at Trigger Time 4-H club, a club her grandfather, Major Fred Fees, started 1994. She recalls sitting with her pop-pop and reciting the 4-H pledge. Jenna lives by the 4-H pledge: she gives her head to clearer thinking, her heart to greater loyalty, her hands to larger service, and her health to better living for her club, community, country and her world.
Jenna is the type of person who puts 100% into everything she does, which can be seen by the over 100 medals and trophies she has won. She is also a three-time Junior Olympian in air rifle and has won a silver medal in the prone position. Not only does she enjoy competing in the various shooting disciplines, but she also finds it rewarding working and mentoring the younger members of her shooting club and team, putting her instructor credentials to good use. Jenna is also very active in the club, as she has held the positions of treasurer, historian and club president. She is also a regular contributing author to Junior Shooters magazine as well as writing product reviews for NRA’s Shooting Sports Magazine.
Jenna has experienced how gratifying it is to serve her club and plans to instill the values she learned in her future children and to instruct other children in the shooting sports to pass on our traditions and to up keep our 2nd Amendment rights.