Earlier this month, the Ascension Parish 4-H Shooting Team represented the Parish for the first time at the 52nd Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match in Rogers, Ark.

Throughout the three-day event, the seven 4-Hers were tested on their shooting education such as the different types of firearms and fire safety, along with shooting in four positions: prone, kneeling, standing and sitting.

According to Coach Jodi Daigle, the team placed 34th out of over 70 teams, not bad considering it was the team's first time making it to the championship.

"We had a good competition," he said. "They posted in the middle of the pack. It's an overall fun trip, there's a lot of good things that came out of that trip and for it to not be a moral booster, I don't see how it could not be."

Team members included James Daigle, Kinslei Scroggs, Jaxon Swanson, Andrew Poche, Aidan Cole, Grant Marquis and Katie Swanson, who are all part of the Ascension 4-H shooting sports.