of Columbus State Hoop Shoot Champs
During the State of Idaho Knights of Columbus convention held in Nampa in April, winners were announced and awesome trophies and basketballs were awarded for the 2007 Idaho KC State Hoopshoot Champions. Council Hoopshoot Chairman Joe Didier returned from the convention carrying prizes for our local KC State of Idaho Hoopshoot champs. Our Cottonwood council/district winners captured four out of ten spots. Their winning scores were submitted to compete at the international level with the results expected sometime this summer.
The 2007 Knights of Columbus Idaho State champions are: Kayla Schumacher, Summit Academy -10 year old girls; Megan Rehder, Summit Academy earned 11year old girls; Megan Sigler, Prairie Middle School captured the12 year old girls; and Savannah Prigge, Summit Academy won the 13 year old girls. It was almost a clean sweep for the girls but unfortunately, none of the boys were able to make enough baskets to bring home a state trophy this year. Trophies were awarded to the winners during school assemblies held on May 25 at Prairie Middle School and Summit Academy. We hope to see these winners participating again next year along with their classmates.
Cottonwood Council 1389 had a total of 98 boys and girls from Prairie Elementary School, Prairie Middle School, and Summit Academy participate in the local KC free throw contest in January. From that pool of contestants, five girl and five boy winners ages 10 to 14 earned local and district championships of the 2007 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship in February. Their scores were submitted for competition at the state level in early March.
Congratulations to the winners and we hope that these winners will inspire more local boys and girls ages 10 to 14, to include home schoolers, to participate in the 2008 KC local hoopshoot.