By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
For most high school senior air rifle competitors, the spring means it’s time for the last few hurrahs with your teammates and coaches. It’s the culmination of all of your years of effort – the final opportunity to achieve all of your goals before life carries you on to new paths. It can be exciting, sad and even scary at times.
For the Class of 2020, it was mostly the latter. Cancelled CMP events left student-athletes without the chance to give that final high school performance.
At the CMP, we recognize how heart-wrenching this is for athletes, coaches, friends, parents – we’re there with you.
We’ve watched many of you grow and develop over the past four years (some longer), and we want you to know that we see you. We haven’t forgotten about you, and we won’t.
Our initial idea was to highlight the names of the 2020 Seniors in our On The Mark Spring 2020 issue, but we felt that we couldn’t give the proper recognition you deserve. Instead, we have created a location on our website (https://thecmp.org/youth/grads/) that will allow anyone (friends, family, coaches, etc.) to leave comments on a 2020 Graduate. Grads, also feel free to get on there to say “thanks,” to give a shout out to someone or to let us know what you’ll miss most.
Congratulations to the class of 2020! We’re eager to see all of the things you’ll accomplish from here. Good luck, and we hope to see you back on our firing lines!
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org.