To continue our series on this year’s Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) participant profiles, NRAblog is pleased to introduce you to Breanna Lincoski, a rising junior from Daisytown, PA.
A student at California Area High School, Breanna told NRAblog her favorite subjects are science and math, although she’s keeping her options open when it comes to a career: “I’m interested in the teaching and medical fields, and also working with wildlife, but I haven’t decided yet.” Breanna is involved in a plethora of extracurricular activities, including serving as Class President, editing her school’s newspaper, and marching with the band. Also an avid hunter, Breanna serves as the president of the Governor’s Youth Council for Hunting, Fishing, and Conservation.
When asked how long she’s been interested in the NRA, Breanna explained, “Ever since I was young, my whole family loved hunting, so I was used to being around firearms. When I was nominated to be on the Governor’s Youth Council three years ago, I learned a lot about the 2nd Amendment and hunting, so I decided I’d like to join the NRA.”
It was also through the Youth Council that Breanna was told about Y.E.S. In addition to attending this year’s national conference in Washington, she was selected as Pennsylvania’s state Y.E.S. winner. Even with all of these prestigious activities, however, Breanna finds time to serve her community as a Girl Scout – she's currently working to receive a Gold Award by volunteering with the Albert Gallatin Hospice to support children who have lost family members.
In her free time, Breanna enjoys spending time with friends and going to the movies, and when asked what she expects from Y.E.S., she said, “I had the chance to go to Washington two years ago with the Council, but this year I’m looking forward to participating in the debates and hearing different viewpoints on topics like Sunday hunting.”