On Aug. 7 four members of the Clearfield County 4-H Hot Shots traveled to the Shenecoy Sportsmen’s Club located near Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County to take part in the 2013 Pennsylvania State 4-H Achievement Days Shotgun Contest.
Victoria Garner of LaJose, Nik Kowalczyk of Flinton and Colt Logan of Grampian comprised the Clearfield County Senior Shotgun Team. The team finished in fifth place out of 26 competitors. Kyrsten Kowalczyk of Flinton was one of 29 4-H members who participated as an individual in the Junior Division Shotgun Contest.
Each year, hundreds of 4-H members from across the commonwealth participate in Pennsylvania State 4-H Achievement Days in one of more than 30 contests and non-competitive events offered for youth between the ages of 13 and 18 as of Jan. 1.
The 4-H is a non-formal youth development educational program of Penn State Cooperative Extension for all youth between the ages of 5 and 19, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, genetic information, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. For additional information on the 4-H program, contact Jana Davidson at Penn State Extension in Clearfield County at 814-765-7878, Ext. 3.
Pictured, from left to right, are: senior team members Victoria Garner of LaJose and Colt Logan of Grampian, Karen Garner, organization leader of the Clearfield County 4-H Hot Shots; Larry Garner, organizational leader and team coach for Clearfield County 4-H Hot Shots; senior team member Nik Kowalczyk of Flinton; and junior individual Kyrsten Kowalczyk of Flinton.