Several members of the Decatur County 4-H Archery Team participated in the 4-H Target Challenge Weekend at Rock Eagle 4-H Center on April 27, 2019.
Over 600 archers from across the state were present at the match. Representing Decatur County 4-H were Cloverleaf team members (4th-6th graders) Aidan Angle, Langston Bennett, Aden Black, Ethan Black, Hunter Black, Beau Grimes, Kenny Moye and Aiden Whittaker. Kinsey Ward, Abram Austinson, Miles DeRocco, Shelby Copeland and Imari Tomlin participated in the Junior division (7th & 8th grade). Miles DeRocco placed 16 in the Junior Compound Bow division.
The 2018-19 Decatur County 4-H Archery Team members are Aidan Angle, Abram Austinson, Langston Bennett, Aden Black, Ethan Black, Hunter Black, Kaylee Buchanan, Shelby Copeland, Miles DeRocco, Beau Grimes, Olivia Griner, Abby Grubbs, Kenny Moye, Hines Roberts, Imari Tomlin, Kinsey Ward, Aiden Whittaker, Autumn Wiggins and Luke Wright.
Team members have been practicing twice weekly since November 2018 in preparation for the state contest. 4-H’ers, parents and coaches have put much time and effort into being good representatives of Decatur County. This opportunity would not be possible without the dedication and hard-work of volunteer coaches, Rick Landeen and Mike Webster.
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.