The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) not only turns out talented athletes, but also empowers student-athletes to become leaders in their communities. Lizzy Worthington, a 17-year-old senior at BGM High School in Brooklyn, IA, showcases SCTP’s goals of developing character, drive and ambition through competition.
Worthington, a Girl Scout and member of the BGM trapshooting team, has raised more than $50,000 to plan and build a four-field trap range as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Bear Creek Range is opening this spring and is located on county land much closer to BGM High School than other trap ranges. In addition to providing a convenient facility for the BGM trap team to practice, it will provide a location for other local high schools to establish teams.
Based in part on her Gold Award project, Worthington was selected to be the Girl Scout emcee for the Governor’s Luncheon for Scouting in Des Moines, IA, this past February. The event was a fundraiser for the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa and the Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of America. Additionally, she also helped plan a banquet which raised $10,000 toward the shooting facility and $10,000 more for SCTP scholarship funds.
Worthington has already accomplished so much in her young age, and she’s just getting started. She early enlisted in the Navy her senior year at BGM and was nominated for appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy by both of Iowa’s Senators. She plans to attend the academy if appointed or Iowa State University, majoring in chemical engineering and joining the SIU Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps.
The Gazette recently featured Worthington in a feature article touting her many accomplishments.