The National Rifle Association has selected 18-year-old Tatton Allsup of Mule Creek, New Mexico, to receive its 2017 Outstanding Achievement Youth Award. Tatton will receive a plaque along with a $5,000 check during the NRA Board meetings in September.
At 18, Tatton has already accomplished a lot. Having spent half of his life in the shooting sports through 4-H and National High School Rodeo Association, he has already earned three Distinguished Experts. He is the National Rifle Association’s 166th Triple Distinguished Expert.
As with everything Tatton tackles in life, he went above and beyond the requirements for submitting for the Outstanding Achievement Youth Award. Tatton was asked to write about his future plans for another project, and we think it gives insight into what an outstanding young man he is.
I am proud to be an American, I take pride in the 2nd Amendment, I am an NRA Lifetime Junior Member and more than anything want to one day serve my country by pursuing a career in the military. My future plans (at the moment) consist of following a career in aviation. I am currently working on my Bachelors of Science in aviation while flying and logging hours as a student pilot. My first goal is to acquire my private pilot license before I graduate high school in order to jump start my journey. Obtaining this first goal will instill my confidence to push forward to achieve all that I believe I can do. Everyone is born with an inner pilot, but there is only a select few who can tap into it and let their wings take flight!