WDC's Chris Hahn to compete at State individual Trap Tourney
Congratulations to WDC's Chris Hahn who qualified for the Minnesota State High School League’s State Tournament as an individual for the second consecutive year! He will compete on Friday, June 22 at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake.
Hahn is currently tied for 9th in the State for top season average with a 24.4 out of 25. He will compete with the top 100 kids in the state on Friday afternoon. He arrives on Thursday for the practice rounds.
WDC's trap co-coach Mike Kenney said not only is Hahn a great kid, but he's also put the time into the sport. "That's what it takes," Kenney said, adding that Hahn is a focused competitor who is just plain good at shooting clay targets.
As a seventh-grader, Hahn joined the WDC trap team in 2013 during their inaugural season. "I immediately fell in love with it," Hahn recalled.
Hahn's success has not only been attributed to his passion for the sport, but also his drive and determination to get better. In fact, before his senior season started this spring, he had three goals:
1. To end up No. 1 on the team.
2. Make the top 100 in the state again. (He achieved this as a junior.)
3. Finish No. 1 in the Conference. (Last year he was 3rd.)
Hahn put a checkmark after each of those three goals at the end of the season, as well as an additional feather in his cap -- finishing No. 1 in Section 6A!
Like Co-Coach Kenney mentioned, practice makes perfect and that's what Hahn does -- often. WDC's trap participants are required to shoot at least once a week at Knob Hill Sportsman Club. Hahn will shoot anywhere from 3 to 4 times a week to maintain and/or improve his average and tweak his technique.
"I didn't have to practice that much, but I did. I really enjoy my time at the range," he said.
Hahn said even his dad, Dan, has revived his interest in shooting trap when his son started competing. That has been another plus for Chris, who's enjoyed spending time with his dad shooting trap.
This fall, Hahn will be attending Alexandria Technical College where he's planning to continue competing in trap when he joins their college league.
With Hahn returning to the State tourney this week, last year's experience will definitely prove valuable, he said.
"Since I've shot there (Prior Lake) before, I know the range a little bit better. That will definitely help," Hahn said.
BEST OF LUCK, Chris! We are #WDCproud of you!
WDC students attending FCCLA leadership camp at Bethel University
WDC sophomores Angela LeComte and Elliot Doyle are taking part in a three-day camp at Bethel University for FCCLA leadershipthis week. Elliot is president of FCCLA's West Central Area chapter as well as president of WDC's chapter. Angela LeComte serves as FCCLA's West Central Area peer education officer and as treasurer for WDC's chapter.
During the camp, they will hear motivational speakers, participate in roundtable discussions and begin planning for the fall meeting. Angela's presentation for the roundtable will focus on the national FCCLA program and Elliot's presentation will be on member recruitment.
Have a great summer!
Thank you, students, families and community members, for a wonderful school year! Have a safe and fun summer, WDC students! And remember to READ, READ, READ!
Did you miss out on a PAWS CARD? Well, you're in luck! We have a limited number of extras available for $10. Twenty-two local businesses have tons of great deals. Cards are available for purchase in the high school office. This is a fundraiser for the band and choir program!
WDC's Produce Stand will open on Tuesdays each week this summer from 9 a.m. to noon! The stand is located between the two greenhouses. On sale will be tomatoes, cucumbers, and snap peas. First come, first serve! Meet Caroline Venis, our new greenhouse coordinator too!
WDC Summer BREAKFAST/LUNCH MENU for June, click here!
Free breakfast and lunch for youth 18 and under at the Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School cafeteria. Hours: 7:30-8:30am for breakfast and 11am-1pm for lunch. If a parent joins their child(ren) to eat lunch, it's $4.
ELEMENTARY ACADEMIC BOOSTERS: Summer Academic Boosters is available to WDC students in grades 1-4 from 8am to 2pm on the following dates at no cost: June 18-21. Academic Booster participants learn, strength and maintain reading, writing, math and social skills throughout the summer. Breakfast and lunch provided free of charge. No transportation provided by school; however, consider Friendly Rider as an option by calling 631-5730. Contact Lead Teacher Kendra Schultz for more information at (218) 632-2358.
SUMMER SCHOOL FOR GRADES 7 AND 8: WDC is offering summer school classes for students needing extra help on June 18-22. If interested, please contact Mr. Church at 632-2172.