Jess Smith earns trip to 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships
LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Moore County 4-H compound archery team has had a busy year. There were 11 Moore County 4-H’ers participating in the State Archery Jamboree this spring.
Gus Burtts placed first in his Junior Genesis Division and Cassie Smith placed fourth in the Junior High Open Compound Division. The team had three top-15 placements in the Senior Open Compound Division — Jess Smith (3rd), Kaitlyn Crowell (8th) and Mika Burtts (12th).
Smith, a rising sophomore, has earned an invitation to the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships, which will be held in Grand Island, Neb., June 21-26.
“He has practiced all year for this opportunity and we are very proud of his accomplishments,” said Moore County 4-H Youth Development agent Lorie Burtts. “At the national competition Jess will face three separate rounds of competition (FITA, NFAA & 3-D targets) requiring him to make shots from five to 60 yards with his Bowtech Compound Bow.
“Moore County 4-H and the Smith family are grateful to Jack Daniel Distillery and Taylor’s archery for helping Jess attend the competition.”
The Moore County 4-H Archery Team is open to all Moore County 4-H’ers in fourth through 12th grade. Anyone who would like to obtain more information should contact Lorie Burtts at (931) 759-7163.