Granbury Athlete Earns Fastest Junior Distinguished Badge in School History

Sarah Folsom earned her Junior Distinguished Badge in the shortest amount of time in her school’s history.

Sarah Folsom, 17, of Granbury, Texas, is a quick learner. In only her first year as a marksmanship athlete – and during an impeding global pandemic – she produced enough consistent competitive performances to earn a prestigious Junior Distinguished Badge, #1526. On top of that, she earned it in the shortest amount of time in… Continue reading Granbury Athlete Earns Fastest Junior Distinguished Badge in School History

A Token of Excellence: A Look at the Junior Distinguished Badge Program

Junior Distinguished Badges are obtainable by JROTC or Club athletes and individuals from sporter and precision classes.

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer Junior air rifle competitions are where exceptional talent is always on full display. Young athletes train for countless hours, days, weeks, months to earn the chance to demonstrate their grit on the firing line, hoping for any tangible evidence of their hard work – a token of their efforts to… Continue reading A Token of Excellence: A Look at the Junior Distinguished Badge Program

Ohio Junior Feature: Katrina Demerle

Katrina displays medals won in the past 3 years and checks won at the 2020 Camp Perry Open (1st Place 3-Position and 3rd Place Superfinals).

By Serena Juchnowski, CMP Feature Writer Outside of shooting, 15-year-old Katrina Demerle is a lot like most teenagers. She enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music, watching Netflix and sleeping. But Katrina is not the typical teenager. She holds five national records, earned the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Junior Distinguished Badge for air rifle at… Continue reading Ohio Junior Feature: Katrina Demerle