Trap and Skeet team raises funds for state championships

This event is all about helping to fund traveling for a state meet.

Xavier Charter School's Trap and Skeet Team held their annual turkey shoot on Sunday.

Groups spent the day at the Twin Falls Gun Club to compete for prizes.

Proceeds benefit the Trap and Skeet Team to fund travel expenses and entry fees for the upcoming state meet.

"I look forward to beating my friends like normal and just competing at the state to see how well can do this year," said Conrad Robbins, a sophomore.

Robbins took on the sport in the 6th grade after his brother got into it.

He won the intermediate trap state championship a couple of years ago.

"I like hunting so its just fun to shoot, get practice...compete with my friends to see who can win this year," he said.

Freshman student Elizabeth Newland also started shooting when she was in the 6th grade.

"I didnt think I was going to get better. As time went on, I just started to get really good really fast and I just kind of fell in love with the sport,” said Newland. "It's a bunch of fun. It's something you can do your whole life, you know, something you don't have to have a lot of skill for."

She made it to state champions for female intermediate trap once before, but lost in a shootout.

Assistant coaches Jody Newland and Chuck Whitney also mentioned that their top priority is to teach children safe gun handling.

The state meet will be held in Boise this upcoming May.