Decatur County 4-H archery team puts practice to the test at State Indoor Archery Match in Perry

Published 3:41 pm Friday, March 2, 2018

Members of the Decatur County 4-H Archery team participated in the 4-H State Indoor Archery Match at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia on January 13, 2018.

4-H Cloverleaf team members (fourth, fifth and sixth grades) competing were Kaylee Grace Buchanan, Shelby Copeland, Abby Grubbs, Kinsey Ward, Cait Taylor, Hunter Black, Aden Black, Abram Austinson, Dawson Cross and Cain Worthington. Parker Lowe represented the Junior team of seventh and eighth graders.

Team members have been practicing twice weekly since November 2017 in preparation for the state contest. This opportunity would not be possible without the dedication and hard-work of volunteer coaches. The 2017-18 coaches include head coach Rick Landeen, Mike Webster and Wink Grubbs.

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Additional 2017-18 Decatur County 4-H Archery team members unable to attend the competition are Abby Bennett, Katelyn Johnson, Langston Bennett, Imari Tomlin, Ty Brown, Miles DoRocco, Grayson Griffin, Hunter Harris, McKenzie Harris, Christian Knight, Landon Temples, and Luke Wright.

The 4-H Archery Program is a part of the Georgia 4-H Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education Program (S.A.F.E.). Project S.A.F.E. is an active program, attractive to youth and adult audiences. The program is curriculum based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and avocational activities. The program uses experiential learning and positive interactions with youth and adult role models to help young people develop self-concept, self-assurance and a positive self-image.

Teamwork, cooperation, self-responsibility and character are among the many life skills gained by participating in the S.A.F.E program which is sponsored by the Georgia 4-H Foundation.

4-H is the youth program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. For more information about Decatur County 4-H, please contact the Decatur County Extension Office at 229-248-3033.