MONTICELLO, Ill. — Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports help youth build life skills by teaching decision making, promoting a high standard of safety, developing leadership abilities, building character, and strengthening families through participation in lifelong recreational activities. The University of Illinois Extension 4-H program serving DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt counties congratulates several 4-H members for their performances at the Illinois 4-H Shotgun Shoot and Illinois 4-H Rifle and Pistol Shoot.

Piatt County 4-H members Ben Cribbs, Cody Roberts, Logan Sikorski, Tim Sikorski (scorekeeper), Jonathan Barbee, and Lane Burton participated in the Illinois 4-H Shotgun Shoot at Brittany Park near Bunker Hill, Ill. Jonathan Barbee placed ninth, and Lane Burton placed tenth in the individual rankings. Piatt County was one of the top five county programs.

Morgan Drozs, DeWitt County 4-H member, competed in the 4-H Rifle and Pistol Shoot and placed first in Air Rifle and second in Small Bore Pistol.

Local 4-H Shooting Sports clubs are open to all youth ages 8 to 18. Each year, 4-H teaches a shooting sport to about 500,000 boys and girls.

WRITER: Maria Lightner, Marketing and Communications, University of Illinois Extension

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