Over thirty Smith County 4-H’ers have spent the past eight weeks honing their skills and practicing archery in preparation to compete in the State Archery Jamboree which was held in Cookeville on April 22-24, 2021. The following twenty 4-H members competed in the Jamboree. Henley Dixon, Annabelle Dixon, Presley Claywell, Turner Harville, Tana Harville, Bella Jackson, Kasie Thomas, and Makenna Hassler competed in the Junior Genesis Division. Competing in the Junior High Genesis Division was Robert Purtee, Owen Meeks, and Caleb Hensley. Abby Purtee, Gary Claywell, Carson Meeks, Abby Malone, Lauren Gregory, Keiri Woodard, and Kynlee Davis competed in the Senior High Genesis Division. Competing in the Compound Division was Greg Dixon in the Junior High Division and Walela Hartman in the Senior Division. Presley Claywell placed 1st and Turner Harville placed 7th in the Junior Genesis Division, Robert Purtee placed 7th in the Junior High Genesis Division, and Abby Purtee placed 3rd, Gary Claywell placed 8th, and Abby Malone placed 9th in the Senior Genesis Division. More importantly, Smith County 4-H’ers exhibited exemplary character and discipline and represented our county well.
We would like to especially thank our volunteer leaders, Kenny Claywell, Nathan Purtee, and John Laurie for the time and effort spent training this group.
The 4-H Shooting Sports program develops safe shooting habits in youth ages 8-19. Students practice under the guidance of certified instructors and coaches who have received over 15 hours of training in the areas of safety, techniques, coaching, and youth development.
For further information relating to any of the many 4-H activities, events, and projects, please contact Katie Martin in the Smith County office of the University of Tennessee Extension at 615-735-2900.
The 4-H Youth Development Program delivers programs through cooperative efforts of the University of Tennessee, Tennessee State University, and public and private sector volunteers. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades 4-12, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.