HOUSTON, Mo. — Two Texas County 4-H Shooting Sports members recently signed scholarship paperwork to shoot for college shotgun teams.
Kaitlyn Davis will shoot for Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal. A home-schooled student from Summersville, Davis said she enjoys 4-H because she gets to visit with her friends, meet new people and she enjoys the competitiveness of shooting sports. Davis plans to major in criminal justice.
A 2019 graduate of Cabool High School, James Scott will join the shotgun squad at Missouri Valley College in Marshall. Scott said 4-H shooting sports was good to him because he liked watching himself improve and getting to be around other people with the ambition to continuously get better. He will also major in criminal justice.
“This is a great example of what 4-H can do,” said Janice Weddle, University of Missouri Extension engagement specialist in youth development for Texas, Wright and Webster counties. “I am so proud and so is the rest of the MU Extension family. Congratulations to Kaitlyn and James; they are off to do great things!”
Missouri 4-H is University of Missouri Extension’s youth development program. The 4-H program helps to create opportunities for young people to be valued, contributing members of their community. To learn how to get involved locally go to http://mo4h.missouri.edu.
Residents of southwest Missouri can contact any of the 4-H youth development specialists and educators with MU Extension for information. These include Jennifer Hancock in Christian County, (417) 581-3558; Krista Tate in Howell County, (417) 256-2391; Bob McNary in Dade County, (417) 637-2112; and Karla Deaver in Lawrence County, (417) 466-3102. It is also possible to contact Mike Coffey in Newton County, (417) 455-9500; Velynda Cameron in Polk County, (417) 326-4916; Willa Williams in Taney County, (417) 546-4431; or Janice Weddle in Wright County, (417) 547-7545.
— Doug Davison, University of Missouri Extension
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