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Steve Pritchard receives award for work in 4-H Shooting Sports

Steve Pritchard, l., accepts the Bill Stevens 4-H Leadership Award from Ryan Bronson of Federal Premium ammunition.
Steve Pritchard, l., accepts the Bill Stevens 4-H Leadership Award from Ryan Bronson of Federal Premium ammunition.

Nebraska Extension Educator Steve Pritchard has received the seventh annual Bill Stevens 4-H Leadership Award from Federal Premium ammunition. The award honors volunteers and professionals involved in 4-H Shooting Sports who have gone the extra mile.

Pritchard has served as the state coordinator for Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports for more than 15 years, and has had many positive contributions to the program. Under his guidance and dedication, the shooting sports program in Nebraska has an all-time high enrollment of almost 5,000 youth. He has also trained nearly 1,000 adult volunteers over the years.

“I really enjoy seeing young individuals grow and develop into outstanding young adults who contribute back to their community and the 4-H youth program,” said Pritchard. “Being a former Nebraska 4-Her, it was a natural fit to give back to the program that helped me develop life skills.”

Federal Premium Ammunition has sponsored 4-H conservation and shooting sports programs for more than 80 years,

“It was truly a great honor and a very humbling experience to receive the Bill Stevens Leadership Award,” says Pritchard. “I can’t express the appreciation I have to all the outstanding people I have had the honor to work with and the pleasure to meet through the 4-H Shooting Sports Program over the years.”

Details in the Aug. 9 Albion News Print and E-Editions.