By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support local journalism.
Local student wins shooting competition
S-Young Shooter pic
Madelyn Lee shows off her gold and silver medals from the Georgia Games in Carrollton where she won the shooting competition in the standing position. - photo by For the Dawson County News

Dawson County 4-H member Madelyn Lee recently competed in the Georgia Games in Carrollton where she won gold in the BB shooting competition for the standing position.

The 12-year-old also won silver for her four position combined score which includes shooting in the prone, standing, sitting and kneeling positions.

Lee's gold came against 37 other competitors in the female 11 and 12 year old group. She recorded a 93-4 score.

The wins earned her an invitation to shoot at the State Games of America in Grand Rapids, Mich. in August. The summer event is not a 4-H sponsored competition.

Lee's family will be traveling for her to compete and her younger sister plans to get involved with the program for next season.

She has been a member of 4-H for three years and has been shooting with the team for a year.

Lee's dad is an avid shooter and hunter.

"It's very important for Madelyn to be involved in 4-H and other sports," said her mom, Rebecca Lee. "She thoroughly enjoys competition and pushing herself to the limit in her favorite activities."

She is a rising seventh grader at Dawson County Middle School.

Lee's mom also said that her daughter plans to stick with shooting and try for a college scholarship in the sport.

4-H in Dawson County is part of the University of Georgia Extension in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Services.

The organization assists young people in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and shaping attitudes that will help them become productive members of society all through "hands-on" learning experiences, according to the web site.