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

•Cloverleaf recurve

•Cloverleaf compound

•Junior recurve

•Junior compound

•Senior recurve

•Senior compound

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 (, County Extension coordinator Tiffany Coles ( or AmeriCorps Member Jonathan Page ( at the Barrow County Extension Service at 90 Lanthier St. in Winder or by calling 770-307-3029.

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