Top Guns

From left to right: Elizabeth Easler, Makyala Porter, Brianna Gibson, Elissa Rodgers, Adam Godbey, Dylan Godbey, Nicki Boone, and Madison Sharpe.  Absent from this photo: Tristan Rinehart.


Richland Creek Top Guns have an Excellent Performance!

Reported by Jill Godbey

  The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources hosted the state Trap and Skeet Championships on February 10th and 11th at the Palmetto Shooting Complex in Edgefield, SC.  The Senior Varsity Ladies, Junior Varsity Ladies, and Middle School Boys competed in both events.  Overall, they had an outstanding weekend of shooting!
  The Senior Ladies team included Nicki Boone, Brianna Gibson, and Madison Sharpe.  They won first place in their division for trap and second place in their division for skeet.  Brianna Gibson won a shotgun for being the high overall lady in the trap event.  Nicki Boone was the high overall Senior Lady and won a $1500 scholarship!  Madison Sharpe was the high overall lady in the skeet event and also won a shotgun.
  The Junior Varsity Ladies team included Elizabeth Easler, Makayla Porter, and Elissa Rodgers.  They won first place in both trap and skeet, with Elizabeth Easler being high overall in her division for the ladies in both events.
  The Middle School Boys team consisted of Adam Godbey, Dylan Godbey, and Tristan Rinehart.  The team won third place in trap and first place in skeet.
  We are very proud of these fine young people!  Special thanks to the parents and families for supporting this team and to our head coach, Dan Paxton.  Richland Creek Top Guns is a 4H Shooting Club that attends sporting clay, skeet, and trap events.  If anyone is interested in learning more about this wonderful sport, please do not hesitate to call Jamie Godbey at 803-317-3510.




American Legion Oratorical Contest Held


  Greenwood  American Legion Post 20  hosted the Quadrant 1, Department of South Carolina  H. W. Dare Maness American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program “A Constitutional Speech  Contest”. Andrea Holt, Home Schooled,  from Taylors, SC and sponsored by American Legion Post 214, was the winner in the Quadrant 1 contest. She will represent Post 214 in the State competition.  Pictured left to right:  Marvin Gootee, Contest Judge, Post 65 Saluda; Robert D. Scherer, South Carolina Department of American Legion Commander, Ms Andrea Holt, Contest Winner, Mike Strauss, SC Department of American Legion 1st Vice Commander; and John Hood, Contest Judge Post 65, Saluda, SC.
  The purpose of The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program “A Constitutional Speech Contest” is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership skills, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights, and privileges of American citizenship.
  The winner at the department (state) level, who is certified into and participates in the first round of the national contest, will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Each first round winner who advances to and participates in the second round, but does not advance to the final round, will receive an additional $1,500 scholarship to pursue education at any college or university in the United States.
  National scholarship awards are presented to the three finalists in the final round of the national contest as follows: 1st place - $18,000; 2nd place - $16,000; 3rd place - $14,000.