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2013 Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award Winner

NRA honors Janet D. Nyce of Elliottsburg, Pennsylvania.

The Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award is named for a heroine of the American Revolution. Begun in 1995, it recognizes women who have demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to preserving the Second Amendment at the national level and advancing the goals of the NRA through volunteerism and legislative activism.

The 2013 recipient of this prestigious award is Janet D. Nyce of Elliottsburg, Pennsylvania.

Though her involvement in the shooting sports spans almost five decades, Janet’s love and enthusiasm for all aspects of the shooting sports has not waned. Janet is an active member of nearly 40 nationally recognized organizations including Safari Club International, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Second Amendment Sisters, National Wild Turkey Federation, Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and Women’s Shooting Sports Foundation, just to name a few. Her outstanding work as an elected leader of organizations like those in addition to her involvement with the NRA as a Benefactor Life Member, Ring Of Freedom and Heritage Society member and Executive Board Member of the National Women’s Leadership Forum, has had both a national and local impact on current and future generations. She was also the program co-coordinator for the Youth Education Summit from 2004-2011 and she is still an active volunteer for the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC).

Janet has been an activist for sportsmen’s and hunter’s rights through her testimony at EPA hearings, state and federal lobby days and pro-gun rallies since 1991 and has served on many committees and advisory boards to advance the cause of sportsmen and educate others, specifically women and youth. In her own words, “The leader who shares experience ensures a bright future and leaves a legacy of success.”

Janet Nyce is no stranger to the NRA Women’s Awards. She was the recipient of the 2010 Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award. At that time, Marion Hammer said, "It's people like Janet Nyce who embody the true meaning of the National Rifle Association," "Cultivating and instructing the next generation of hunters and shooters, as Janet has for many years, is the best, most direct way of preserving freedom for all Americans."

Her outstanding contributions to hunting ethics, conservation, recreational shooting, legislation and volunteerism with NRA Programs has won her many other well deserved awards and given her opportunities to share her experiences through media and public appearances. Even though the awards are numerous to mention here, every one of them is a testimony to Janet’s dedication to our future and our Second Amendment Rights.

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