Cameron Poteet, a member of the Runnels County 4-H Club, competed in the 2017 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Cameron Poteet, a member of the Runnels County 4-H Club, competed in the 2017 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska. Seven hundred twelve 4-H members from 36 states participated in the twelve-event championship. To be a member of the Texas team, Poteet had to submit an application including three essays and scores from his previous 4-H shooting competitions.

Poteet competed in Air Rifle competition with three other team members from across the state of Texas. Stephanie Sojourner from Erath County coached the Air Rifle team. Poteet and his father Dwane drove to Nebraska for the week-long competition in June. The experience was very rewarding since Texas won the National Sweepstakes for the 15th time in 18 years.

The National Trophy travels to each county in the state of Texas that had a competitor on the National Team. The First National Bank of Ballinger displayed the trophy last week to recognize Poteet's achievements.

Poteet has been a member of the Runnels County Shooting Sports team for the past three years. He is a sophomore at Ballinger High School and is the son of Dwane and Wendi Poteet. The family urges the community to continue to support 4-H and Shooting Sports activities in the future.