Jenna Koonce, a junior student at Mulberry Grove High School, took a special trip this summer, courtesy of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
She was the only student from Illinois selected to attend the NRA Youth Education Summit.
Koonce said she the application process required an essay and personal statement and three personal recommendations.
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From July 25 through 31, Koonce and the other students from throughout the country, packed in a lot of activities in a short amount of time, including museums, historical sites, NRA facilities, and more.
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Jenna Koonce is the daughter of Dave and Tyka Koonce.