Seitz receives Top Shooter Award

Emilee Seitz, a member of the Southern Indiana Sharpshooters sponsored by The American Legion Post 147 of Jasper, was awarded the Top Shooter Award for Indiana during the annual American Legion National Postal Match.

Shooters from across America and Germany compete in the annual match. Each state awards a top shooter. This 3 by 20 match requires each shooter to fire 60 record shots at separate targets from the prone, standing and knelling positions at a distance of 10 meters. Emilee shot 529 and 12 bulls from a possible 600.

Emilee is the daughter of Katrina and Mark Seitz of Velpen. She is a junior and attends the Seitz Home School Academy.

The Junior Shooting Sports Program has exploded in growth in the past six years in southern Indiana, with shooting clubs now established in Jasper, Seymour, Versailles, Shoals and Georgetown. It’s a great program usually sponsored by a local American Legion Post, but can be organized and sponsored by any shooting organization or started from the ground up. Information can be found by visiting the American Legion Department of Indiana web page at Go to programs and click on Junior Shooting Sports. Interested clubs can also go to the Southern Indiana Sharpshooters’ Facebook page for up-to-date photos and information.

For further information on this and other Children and Youth Programs offered by the American Legion Post 147 call Daniel B. Lawson at 812-661-2440 or   

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