Dire circumstances require innovative solutions and the Williamsport Area High School is leading the innovation category. The shooting sports have quite simply failed to engage our youth on a significant level. Currently, in Pennsylvania, the student participation is less than one-quarter of one percent of students in public schools. While we can understand the fact that the schools are no introducing the shooting sports to our youth the way they did a few decades ago, we can also understand the effect that is having on the future of the shooting supports.
The Williamsport Area High School is setting the bar. Those who can support their effort need to “get on their horse,” and the rest of us need to follow the trail they are blazing.
The Williamsport Area High School is hosting its 2nd Annual “Marksmanship Expo.” This is not a gun show or a shooting competition. Instead, it is a one-of-a-kind event where members of every imaginable shooting discipline will be on hand to showcase their guns and gear for the students to admire. The hope is that it will ignite an interest sufficient to encourage them to head to the range and experience one or more of the shooting sports for the first time.
Cost: None, Zero, Nada, Zip — Admission is free and there will be activities for kids, including live CW cannon fire, exhibition archery, hawk throws and more! More Info: http://www.wasd.org/marksmen