Henderson County 4-H Wins Big at West District 4-H Shoot!

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Image of West District 4-H Shoot participants138 young people from across Western NC gathered for the West District 4-H Shoot on August 11 at the Polk County Gun Club. Henderson County 4-H was represented by 12 members of the Young Naturalists 4-H Club, and 6 volunteers who helped with scoring and running events. The Henderson County Senior Team placed first in Recurve Archery, Air Rifle, and T-Class and Rifle, and second in Shotgun. Grace Batchelder and Ivey and Emma Wilkie were on all of these teams. Ian Capps joined them in Shotgun and Archery. The Henderson County Junior Team of Kaiya Thomas, Zach and Isaiac Swekosky, and John Paul Torres, placed first in Junior Recurve Archery.

These Young Naturalists 4-H Club members also did well in the NC 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament September 29 Millstone 4-H Camp!

Senior Rifle —- 3rd place senior team: Ivey Wilkie, Emma Wilkie, Grace Batchelder

Senior Air Rifle—- 2nd place senior team: Ivey Wilkie, Emma Wilkie, Grace Batchelder

Senior Recurve Archery— 1st place senior team: Ivey Wilkie, Emma Wilkie, Grace Batchelder, Ian Capps

Match Compound Archery— 2nd place Senior Individual: Emma Wilkie
— 3rd place Junior Individual: Walter Thomas

Compound archery— 3rd place Senior Individual: Ivey Wilkie

Ivey Wilkie will represent NC in Compound Archery at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Grand Isle, Nebraska, next June. Emma Wilkie will represent NC  in Recurve Archery.

The goal of 4-H is to develop skills that young people will need throughout their lives:  responsibility, leadership, citizenship, and serving others. In 4-H Shooting Sports, participants learn about the safe and responsible use of firearms, decision-making, teamwork, self-discipline, self-confidence, and problems solving. Learn more about 4-H Shooting Sports.

Henderson County 4-H thrives through support from our community. Through local contributions, we are able to offer scholarships, camps, classes, and 4-H clubs for children, ages 5-18. A donation to Henderson County 4-H helps kids grow into confident, capable, and caring adults. Contribute to  4-H!

  • Mail a check to Henderson County 4-H, 100 Jackson Park Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792
  • Give to a Henderson County 4-H endowment through Community Foundation

Pull for Youth Sporting Clays events will be held Sept. 14 (Lenoir), Oct. 5 (Nashville), and Nov. 2 (Fuquay-Varina). Learn more about these fundraisers for NC 4-H and FFA.