Davidson places third, Ladson fourth at State Hoop Shoot
Jalyn Davidson of Shelburn placed third in the 10-11 girls group in the third round of competition in the Elks “Hoop Shoot” free throw contest at New Castle on Feb. 23. She was sponsored by the Sullivan Elks Lodge #911.
Another Northeast student Kimber Ladson placed fourth in the girls age 12-13 division.
The “Elks Hoop Shoot” began as a local program by Corvallis, Oregon Elks in 1946 and is in its 47th year of national competition.
Each winner of this state “Hoop Shoot” will be one of over three million American youngsters who participated in local, District, State and Regional contests.
Thirty-six boys and thirty-six girls will remain to compete in Chicago after all regionals have been completed. From this outstanding group, one boy and one girl in each age category (8-9, 10-11, 12-13 years old) will be named National Champion.
Each National winner will receive an individual trophy and his or her name will be inscribed on a special plaque displayed at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
This project is supported by the interest earned on donations made through the Elks National Foundation, which provides scholarships and grants to outstanding young students.
Contributed photo: Jalyn Davidson, front, third from left, is shown after finishing third at the Indiana Hoop Shoot competition for girls 10-11 at New Castle on Feb. 23. Also pictured, front, from left, are runner-up Kayla Stidham and winner Camryn Conley; and, back, Hoop Shoot chair Jeff Franklin and Indiana Elks Association President-elect Mike Jack.