Oliver Old, a Junior at Southern Boone County R-1, represented the Ashland FFA shooting team at the Mizzou Trap Academy, June 19-21.

In addition to shooting approximately 300 rounds during the academy, the participants received individual and group instruction from nationally recognized shooters.

The academy centered on shooting fundamentals, leadership, focus and concentration, stress management and confidence skills.

A priority for the participants is the sharing of knowledge gained with their home squads.