Princeton Middle Hunter Safety Team Places In State Tournament

(Left to right) Back row: Coach Adam Peedin, Caleb Gardner, Nathan Daughtry, Kyler Collins, Fisher Hill. (Front row): Logan Rachels, Carson Williams, Daniel Kornegay, and Sam LeQuire. Not pictured: Kaeylen Althaus.

The Princeton Middle School Hunter Safety Team had a strong showing in the NC Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament held Saturday, April 28th in Ellerbe, NC.  The annual event is held by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

In the Junior Division category, representing grades 6-8, the Princeton team placed second in Hunter Skills, which included an orienteering course using a compass and written test.  The team was only 19 inches off the mark for orienteering.

The team placed second in Trap/Shotgun, a skeet competition.  Overall, Princeton placed 7th out of 26 teams in the Junior Division in the statewide competition.

Caleb Gardner (center) won the top individual award in archery in the Junior Division at the NC Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament held April 28th in Ellerbe, NC.

Caleb Gardner won the top individual award in archery in his division with a score of 199/200 and 5 bulls eyes.

The team is coached by Princeton High teacher Adam Peedin with several parent volunteers.

North Johnston High placed 30th in the Senior Division competition.