During the Plenary Session held in Nuremberg, Germany, on March 6, 2014, the WFSA presented the recipient of its prestigious Vito Genco Shooting Ambassador Award: Ms. Theresa Vail from USA. Theresa Vail is Miss Kansas 2013. She graduated from Leavenworth High School in 2009 and is currently a senior at Kansas State University majoring in Chemistry and Chinese (though she has taken a year off to complete her duties as Miss Kansas). Ms. Vail plans to obtain a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree and become a prosthodontist for the army. She is the recipient of the "Georganne Howler Chemistry Scholarship," and is a Distinguished Honor Graduate at the Army School of Ordinance and a Distinguished Honor Graduate at the Army School of Health Sciences. She is also a section leader in the Kansas Army National Guard Medical Detachment where she received the Army physical fitness award and excels in archery, marksmanship, skydiving, and boxing. In the Miss America 2014 contest she placed into the Top 10 and won the "America's Choice" award. The platform with which she took part to this contest was "Empowering Women: Overcoming Stereotypes and Breaking Barriers." This platform was inspired by the way that outdoor sports with her father helped her to overcome being bullied as a child.

Ambassador Award 2014

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