One of Barrow County 4-H’s most popular programs, the archery team, teaches youth courage and confidence as well as safety using the bow and arrow.
The Georgia 4-H State Archery match was held on recently at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton. Barrow County was represented by a team of over 50 youth in seven divisions: •Cloverleaf novice
The divisions are based on age, experience, and style of bow used in competition; recurve or compound. Youth compete both as part of a team and as an individual and thus have two scores.
The Barrow County Junior Recurve team made up of members Anna Tipton, Emma Twitty, and Quishon Weems, scored a combined 1,042 and placed third in their category.
The Cloverleaf Novice team of Zach Cameron, Hannah Hollingsworth, Avery Patchin, and Rebecca Twitty placed 5th in their category with a combined score of 690.
The Barrow County 4-H archery team is led by head coach Angie Engstrom along with assistant coaches Brian Byrd, Alan Brown, and Gary McLocklin.
The Barrow County 4-H Archery team is part of Georgia 4-H’s Project SAFE (Shooting Awareness, Fun, and Education) program designed to teach youth proper shooting safety while also enjoying the benefits of this sport.
For more information about Barrow County 4-H and its shooting programs, contact the County Extension coordinator/4-H agent Wanda McLocklin (firstname.lastname@example.org), County Extension coordinator Tiffany Coles (email@example.com) or AmeriCorps Member Jonathan Page (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Barrow County Extension Service at 90 Lanthier St. in Winder or by calling 770-307-3029.