She is only 11 years old, but this young lady is already making her mark scholastically, athletically and as a conservationist.
The Arizona Game & Fish Department recently announced that Kingman resident Sadie Snay has been chosen to receive an "Award of Excellence" by the Arizona Game & Fish Commission, in recognition of her achievements.
I had the honor of nominating Sadie to the Commission for the award. I felt that she was very deserving of being nominated for an award by the Commission, considering all that she has accomplished in her young life.
I'd like to share some of the comments I sent to the Commission in nominating her for this award.
Sadie is 11 years old and is a 7th grader at White Cliffs Middle School. Though young in years, she is advanced in her development as a model citizen, youth conservationist and sportswoman.
Sadie has participated in hunting, fishing and target shooting from the time she was able to hold a rifle or fishing pole.
As an avid hunter and target shooter, Sadie has successfully harvest a number of small game animals and has taken a javelina on a juniors-only hunt in Unit 18B.
She has participated in a number of "Kids Fishing Day" events and in 2006 won the top award for her age group.
Miss Snay is always at the various ranch cleanup projects, including the Mohave Sportsman Club's annual Boquillas Ranch cleanup.
Sadie is a model citizen, a gifted student athlete, and one of the brightest young ladies you'll ever meet.
Sadie has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average throughout grade school, and has served on her school's student council.
As a student athlete, she participates in volleyball, softball and basketball.
Sadie is truly an inspiration to her fellow students, always setting a good example for others
Whether at home, in school or in the field hunting, fishing or target shooting, she is a young person that we in the Kingman community are all proud of.
Sadie's parents are Scott and Kellie Snay of Kingman.
Sadie will receive her award on January 14, 2012, during ceremonies at the Carefree Resort and Conference Center in Phoenix.