NEA earns four awards

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 30, 2005

RALEIGH – Northeast Academy of Lasker captured four awards at Saturday’s State Hunter Education Tournament, sponsored by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

In the junior age division, Northeast placed third in team trap shooting and third overall team, based on aggregate scores. Pacing the junior team were Jay Baker, second-place individual trap shooter, and Jimmy Baker, third-place individual aggregate score.

Teams representing 30 high schools and 19 middle schools competed in this year’s state tournament, held at 4-H Camp Millstone in Richmond County. Events included a combined written test of hunter skills and orienteering, as well as target shooting with rifles, muzzleloaders, shotguns and bows and arrows.

Awards went to the top three team and individual scores in each event, at both the junior and senior levels. Top aggregate scores (totals from all events) for teams and individual competitors received special recognition.

Sponsored by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, the State Hunter Education Tournament promotes hunter education and firearms safety. Top finishers in nine district-level tournaments advanced to the state tournament.

Competition is open to teams from middle and high schools, both public and private, that offer hunter education courses. Home-schooled students also can compete, provided they meet eligibility requirements.

For a complete list of tournament winners, log onto the Wildlife Commission’s Web site,