Washington County 4-H Competes at State Shooting Competition

Published: Monday, March 25, 2013 at 11:32 AM.

Intermediates individual Trap awards — third Tyler Lee, forth James Wesley Clark, fifth Tripp Hodges, sixth Caleb Hutching and eighth Tripp Hodges

Other Notable accomplishments — Morgan Locke had a 25 straight in skeet, Highest overall Senior - Whit Pettis, Highest overall Intermediate - James Wesley Clark

Three 4-H’ers qualified for the National Florida Shotgun Team match to be held this summer in Nebraska - Whit Pettis, Seth Pemberton, and Tyler Daniels.

Parents of the Sure Shots 4-H Club shared these remarks about the positive impacts of the 4-H Shooting Sports program:

There are many personal qualities learned only through individual competition, and many valuable others, only through team competition.  The 4-H Shooting Sports program is a unique opportunity that encompasses both aspects of competition, while developing confidence and camaraderie in our youth.

This club has really helped its members with so many different individual aspects:  self-control, composure, discipline, disappointment, team spirit, attitude and so much more.  The pressure they feel mentally when they are competing is a big part of their performance.  They have to learn how to deal with pressure while being the focus of a lot of people.  I am so proud to see what an impact this has made on their lives and to know that the character development they are experiencing will last the rest of their lives and will help shape the adults they become.

For more information on 4-H programs, contact Julie Pigott Dillard, 4-H Youth Development Agent, UF IFAS Washington County Extension, at 638-6180 or juliepd@ufl.edu

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