4-H Shooting Sports Scholarship winners named

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BROOKINGS, S.D. – The 2016-2017 4-H Shooting Sports Scholarship winners are Samuel Ryckman of Pierre, Tia Pawlowski of Gann Valley, Brandon Haber of Huron and Abby Flanery of Lake City.

The students received scholarships for the 2013-2017 school year. Ryckman, who is homeschooled, received $1,000 scholarship, Pawlowski, a graduate of Miller High School received $750, Haber, a graduate of Huron High School received $500 and Abby Flanery of Lake City, a graduate of Britton-Hecla High School received $250.

Samuel Ryckman, Pierre

Ryckman is a member of the Pierre Jr. Shooters, where he participated in bb, air rifle and air pistol.

As an eight-year 4-H member, he has also been heavily involved in Robotics, participating in both the First Lego League and the First Tech Challenge. Ryckman has served as a middle school robotics coach in his senior year.

Ryckman plans to attend South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and major in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science.

Tia Pawlowski, Gann Valley

Pawlowski is a Hand County 4-H member. She plans to attend Concordia University in Nebraska and major in Elementary Education, and compete on the Concordia Trap and Skeet team.

Pawlowski has also been a member of FFA and National Honor Society. She is looking forward to a career helping youth learn and develop.

She also won a second, $500 scholarship when she was named one of the Daisy Gun Scholars during the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships, held in Grand Island, NE.

Brandon Haber, Huron

Haber represented South Dakota two years on the national 4-H shooting sports team member. He has participated in both compound and recurve archery.

Haber He has also participated in the rifle and pistol disciplines. Brandon plans to attend South Dakota State University and will major in Wildlife Science. Haber hopes to continue mentoring young shooters and pass on what he has learned about shooting and life.

Abby Flanery, Lake City

Flanery has been involved in sports and student council. She sited her time in 4-H shooting sports as the place where she learned patience, respect and study skills. In 2010, Flanery was a member of the National Champion BB Gun team and has continued to coach and serve as a leader following this experience.

Abby plans to attend South Dakota State University in the fall.

To learn more about 4-H Shooting Sports, contact your local SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor. Find a complete listing at www.iGrow.org.