4-H News by Nicole Marrero, UT Extension Agent

After 4 months of practice, the Overton County 4-H program participated in the State 4-H Jamboree April 26 th . Members competed in the Genesis Class and in a Skill-A-Thon over all areas of archery. Approximately 500 participants competed in all classes held over the weekend.

Junior participants in Genesis included Josiah Zachary, Ty-Schuller-King, Myla McDonald, Madison Davis, Riley Calder, Hailey Brown, Chloe Cravens, and Johanah Zachary. In the Skill- a-Thon, Madison Davis placed third.

Junior High participants in Genesis included Mason Bowman, Trevor Brown, Caston Bowers, Tucker Pendergrass, Braiden Turner, Marissa Speck, Dale Harvey, Carter Savage, Madison Smith, Alyssa Walker, Kollin Weitzel, Nate Walker, Anna Cooper, and Joshua Benway. Out of our participants, Mason Bowman earned first place by one point with a score of 276. Falling not far behind included 5th place winner Laney Bowers, 7th place winner Trevor Brown, and 10th place winner Caston Bowers. In the Skill-A-Thon, Trevor Brown placed first.

Senior High participants included Brian Bull, Mahalah Boone, and Michaela Bianco. Brian Bull placed 6th in the Skill-a-Thon.

We are so proud of all our participants. It takes a team of coaches to lead this 4-H Program, Genesis Coach Derek Zachary, Open Compound Coach Casey Loftis, Coach Ashley Story, and Assistant Coach and 4-H Member Brian Bull. We would not be able to have this program without the generous donations of: United Country Real Estate Hallcomb Realty & Auction and Roland Digital Media for our competition shirts; Tanimura and Antle for our new score card scanner; and the National Wild Turkey Federation’s grant in 2018 for our targets and curtains.

If you wish to become a sponsor, a volunteer, or sign up a 4-H member, please contact UT Extension, 931-823-2735 or nmarrero@utk.edu.