Danielle Schultz took first place in her division for archery.  Danielle Schultz took first place in her division for archery.
Danielle Schultz took first place in her division for archery. Danielle Schultz took first place in her division for archery.
Two local youth from the Fillmore County 4-H Shooting Sports and Wildlife program competed in the Minnesota State 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational held the weekend of Sept. 6 to 8 in Alexandria, Minn.

Danielle Schultz, 14, daughter of Kevin and Kim Schultz of Fountain, took home the first place medal in her division. She competed in her discipline, Intermediate Class A archery, shooting a score of 178. Class A is bare bow without the use of sights or release. This is her second year in shooting, but her first year competing at the state level.

Hunter Jorgensen, 12, son of Todd and Val Jorgensen of Spring Valley, took ninth place for his score of 284 in Junior Class C archery. Class C is the use of sights and/or release. This is his third consecutive year competing at state level and it is also the third year he has placed in the top 10 in his division.

In order to participate at the state level, the youth must practice at least 15 hours under the watchful eye of certified instructors in their discipline and complete several hours of wildlife education and complete a wildlife project.

This year, some of the club youth, including Jorgensen, Schultz, Steven Skifter and Lacianne Skifter, prepared a wildlife exhibit where they each made archer tools out of recycled materials and put together a description of how those tools were made. The 4-H members also included tips for safe archery shooting. The project was presented to judges by Jorgensen and Schultz. Although they did not place in the top five counties in the state, their project was well received.