An annual event that honors the best American traditions of personal responsibility, self reliance, sportsmanship, the outdoors life, and of freedom renewed itself for the 51st time on May 3 at the Cedaredge High School Senior Shoot.
The event has been hosted by members of the Cedaredge Rod and Gun Club since 1961 at the club's range facility west of Cedaredge. Open to any of the soon graduating seniors, the day is one of fun and high-spirited trap shooting competition conducted under the guidance of experienced club members.
Student shooters from novice to expert competed in men's and women's divisions. The emphasis is on safety, knowledge of proper firearm handling, and skill.
The men's division was won this year by Dillon Nicholas. Savannah McIntire won the women's division.
Club members said they expected a record turnout of more than 60 participants for this year's event.
A day in the spring sunshine at the club range above Green Valley with Grand Mesa as the familiar backdrop gave class seniors another chance to renew and strengthen friendships formed through school years before the inevitable parting comes after graduation. blog comments powered by Disqus