By Lars Dalseide | June 11 2011 08:25

The Burlington County Times ran the following story on a local teen's acceptance into the NRA Youth Education Summit:

Shawnee student says 'YES' to NRA

Y.E.S. logo Colby Miller of Medford, a sophomore at Shawnee High School, has been chosen by the National Rifle Association for a weeklong, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for its Youth Education Summit.

Launched in 1996, the YES program teaches high school students about government participation and the Bill of Rights but, more important, the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms.

Miller is one of 46 students nationwide to be chosen for the trip, which offers benefits such as scholarship opportunities, an introduction to shooting sports, and visiting the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Va.

"I was very excited to hear her win. The odds of her being picked were phenomenal," said Michael Miller, Colby's father and a firearms instructor.

"I read about the program and the scholarships from it, and thought it might be something good for her," he said.

Shooting experience or even liking firearms was not required by the application. "I don't do any shooting sports, and I've only gone shooting a few times," Colby said. "But I still think high school kids are the future, and it's good to understand the Second Amendment."

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