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By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon—
Lockney – Wyatt Bigham of Lockney has been selected to participate as a member of the 2021 Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Smallbore Rifle team. He will be part of the Texas Team competing at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational, June 20-25 in Grand Island, Nebraska.
The Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Smallbore Rifle team is made up of four kids from Bell County, Guadalupe County, Cameron County and Floyd County.
At the national invitational in Grand Island, Nebraska the rifle team will shoot silhouette targets. They will also be required to shoot from the three positions: prone,kneeling and standing.
Bigham is a freshman at Lockney High School, where he plays football and baseball. He has been a member of Floyd County 4-H for five years and is active in stock shows, photography and food and nutrition. He is the son of Clint and Teresa Bigham.
“I’m excited to have this opportunity to represent Texas and the Texas 4-H youth club. I have wanted this since the first day I walked into my first 4-H rifle class,” Bigham said. “The Floyd County 4-H Rifle project has changed my life. It has taught me to have patience; it has also built up my self-esteem. I’ve made new friends from all over the state of Texas,” he added. “4-H has taught me if you dream it, you can live it. I believe in this club, and all 4-H stands for.”
Floyd County 4-H offers projects such as sewing, veterinarian science, meat judging, archery, shot gun, photography, food challenge, public speaking and stock shows. For more information on the projects that 4-H has to offer, please contact Mark Carroll or Cristen Brooks at the Texas A&M AgriLife office at 806-983-4912.