N.C. 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament
Henderson County was represented by 15 participants at the N.C. 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament held September 29 in Ellerbe, NC. Emma Wilkie, Dessie McCarson, and Grace Batchelder were on the first place senior (teen) teams in Recurve Archery and Air Rifle. Ezra Pressley was also part of the archery team.
The Junior Recurve Archery Team placed second. Members were: John Paul Torres, Walther, and Kaiya Thomas, and Kinsley Lance.
Many Henderson County teens qualified to try out to represent NC in the national competition. Coaches Chip Worrell, Andrew Perry, Bruce Saltz, and Jerome Wilkie taught these young people about safety, how to handle equipment, and helped them hone their target shooting skills. Teen coaches were Ivey Wilkie and Grace Batchelder.