Four members of the Jerome Jr. Rifle Team (JJRT) recently were honored with Awards and Medals from performances during their individual 2021-2022 High School Rifle seasons. With the completion of the Annual Rifle Banquets, it was no surprise that our JJRT members came away with a variety of High Honors and Prestigious Medals.
Emily Bennett, a Junior at Bishop Carroll High School, was recently surprised by a package in the mail containing two medals earned from her success as a member of the B.C. Husky rifle team. Emily didn’t realize she was to receive these and the package was the highlight of her season.
For her outstanding marksmanship at the PA State Rifle Championships, Emily won a Gold Medal for PA State “Top Shooter” and a Silver Medal for her second place score in the Smallbore Division. Emily will continue her smooth sledding for more Gold Medals with her Husky Rifle Team next year.
Zach Tedrow, a Senior at North Star High School, was presented with a special framed award for shooting a perfect “100” score in the Prone Position during a High School match. Zach was the only member on the Jerome Team to shoot Ten Bulls-eyes, in secession, this season.
In addition, Zach received a bound binder of all his paper targets, official Orion Score sheets, and merit patches from his Senior Rifle year.
The other North Star Senior, Elissa Barron, won all three of the Awards that the Cougar Team presents. Elissa, the N.S. “Shooting Star”, won for Highest Standing Average, Highest Kneeling and Best Overall Award for all positions.
Elissa made a clean sweep at her North Star Rifle Banquet and this was a fitting way for Elissa, a perennial “Top Gun”, to end her High School Career.
Ruby Korenoski, a Conemaugh Twp. Indian, completed her Senior Rifle Year with an Award Winning Wrap-up. Ruby was awarded every medal available and her Coach, Joe Podrebarac stated, “I don’t know that one person ever won all four awards before?”
Ruby scored the Highest Overall Average in Standing, Kneeling, Prone, and Highest Total score. During the Indian’s banquet one teammate remarked, “Ruby looks like a rapper with all that bling around her neck.”
In addition to her individual medals, Ruby and her Tribe Teammates won the 2022 WestPAC Championship Award, too. This was a fine finish for Korenoski’s Senior Rifle Year.
Ruby and Elissa have been great sports, professional camera models and keen competitors throughout their High School and JJRT competitions. The photographer always asked them to keep their gear on for just “one more” photo, this may be their last shot together. We wish the two ladies well as they move on to College life next year. Best of Luck to all our Senior members as they set their sights on future adventures.