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(J.R.H. 250)

Offered by: Representative Palmer of Pownal.

Whereas, the annual youth sharpshooting competition in Vermont, which is conducted under expert adult supervision, affords young persons the chance to perfect their skills in the shooting specialties of archery, muzzleloading, riflery, shotgun and airpistol, in addition to the associated skills of wildlife identification and compass orienting, and

Whereas, twenty Vermonters will have the great honor to participate in the first ever National Shooting Sports Competition to be held this summer in San Antonio, Texas, and

Whereas, amazingly, five of the 20 Vermonters who have earned places in this competition are members of the Pownal Valley 4-H Sharpshooters, and

Whereas, under the expert guidance of the club’s coordinator David Dence, the club’s leader Craig Bottesi and instructors Jenny Slattery and Dave Williams, these outstanding young sharpshooters from Pownal, muzzleloaders Kyle Slattery and Logan Bottesi, archer David Williams, rifle specialist Ryan Slattery and pistol shooter Zachary Rose, have polished their shooting skills to a very precise standard, and have simultaneously learned that safety precautions are imperative at all times, and

Whereas, the club is now busily engaged in a fundraising drive to assure that their participants in the historic first National Shooting Sports Competition will have sufficient finances to travel to Texas, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the members of the Pownal Valley 4-H Sharpshooters who have earned places in the Vermont delegation to the first National Shooting Sports Competition and wishes them the very best of success when they travel this summer to the Lone Star State, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to David Dence in Pownal.