4-H'ers Place at State Shooting Sports Match

Three Montgomery County 4-H members participated at the Shooting Sports State Match on September 28 at the Big Springs Range near Montezuma.  Each placed in the top 10 in one of their disciplines, including a winner!  Clay Jordon took top honors in in the combined junior/intermediate shotgun division.  Evan Mellott placed 9th in the senior shotgun division, and Vincent Breedlove placed 10th in the senior archery compound.
 
4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS) uses skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing life skills. The disciplines include archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader and wildlife skills.  Members learn safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment including sound decision making, self-discipline, and concentration.  The program promotes the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior. Youth are also encouraged an understanding of our natural resources and the development of a personal environmental stewardship ethic through participation in shooting, hunting, and related activities

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