Carey School fourth-grade student Kodi Green, 9, has practiced hard at her free throw shooting. She's now on her way to the Elks Northwest Region 1 competition Saturday, March 5 at Vancouver, Wash.
Green won the Idaho State Elks Hoop Shoot competition for her 8-9 age class Feb. 12 at Kellogg in northern Idaho by making 15-of-25 free throws. She edged her two competitors, who each made 14. Kodi made 6-of-10 on her first round of 10, and 9-of-15 on the round of 15.
"She shoots a lot with her older siblings," said mom Tracy Green.
Representing the Gooding Elks Lodge, Kodi is one of six Idaho youngsters in the 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13 age classes who have qualified for the Regional Elks contest at Clark College in 10 days. That's out of 38,000 Gem State children who started sectional contests in January.
Kodi, a daughter of Kyle and Tracy Green, won trophies for taking her class at sectional meets in Gooding and Rupert, then she added another trophy for her recent state win.
The upcoming regional Elks meet at Vancouver includes shooters from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. It's one of 11 regional contests in the U.S., winners qualifying for the National Elks Hoop Shoot April 30 at Springfield, Mass.