Lakeview AFJROTC Marksmanship Team receives grant from NRA Foundation

The Lakeview High School AFJROTC Marksmanship Team recently received a Grant from the NRA Foundation valued at over $1,000. This grant capped off a great year for the Marksmanship team which brought home several trophies, including a first-place finish.

Major Wiggins, Lakeview’s Senior Aerospace Science Instructor stated, “this NRA grant takes us one step closer to our goal of reaching nationals in the next few years.”

The NRA grant provided Lakeview with a much-needed new Crosman Challenger air rifle along with some targets and pellets. This new rifle will replace one of the older types of air rifles which have become very costly and hard to get repaired due to lack of parts or qualified technicians to repair them.

Chief Thomas, Lakeview’s Aerospace Science Instructor, said “in order for us to take our team to the next level, we’ll have to invest in new equipment.” The investment Chief Thomas refers to includes rifles, range improvements, and other equipment such as spotting scopes.

Lakeview Marksmanship will submit for another grant through the NRA Foundation this upcoming school year with hopes to reach their competition goals as well as furthering their efforts to teach life skills such as safety, discipline, concentration, and good sportsmanship.