Patrick Drogemuller, along with 31 other Minnesota 4-H youth and nine adults will be representing Minnesota at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, Nebr., June 23-28. These youth were selected to represent Minnesota through an application process following their participation in the 2018 Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational. The 32 youth represent 20 counties in Minnesota, and Patrick was chosen for archery.
The Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Program began in the 1980’s and has grown to nearly 4,000 4-H members and 1,000 adult leaders. 4-H members may become involved in the 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Program in the following disciplines: Air Rifle & Air Pistol, Archery, .22 Rifle, Muzzleloading, Shotgun and Wildlife. Adults can become certified discipline instructors by attending a weekend workshop and instructing youth in their county. To learn more about the Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Program, go to https://sites.google.com/umn.edu/4-h-outdoor-adventures/ssw.
At the 20th annual National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, Nebr., Minnesota 4-H members will participate in a number of events to show their skill and knowledge. Youth practice with a coach prior to participating in the events in Nebraska and participate as an individual in their events, as well as a team. Each participant competes in three different events to compile their total score. Awards ceremonies will be held each night for the daily events and an overall awards ceremony will be held at the completion of the event. Approximately 700 youth from 35+ states are expected to participate in the National Championships.
About Minnesota 4-H
Minnesota 4-H is a youth development program provided through the University of Minnesota Extension. The 4-H mission is to engage Minnesota youth in quality learning opportunities that enable them to shape and reach their full potential as active citizens in a global community. Last year, more than 113,000 kids throughout Minnesota participate in 4-H and learned invaluable life skills while meeting developmental needs of independence, belonging, generosity and mastery. 4-H youth have fun while they learn, grow, and reach their full potential.
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