Racine Lutheran High School’s trap team has received two financial awards. Trap shooting is a competitive sport in which team members use shotguns to fire at clay targets—called clay pigeons—released into the air on command. Teams are graded on their accuracy in hitting the moving targets from various positions. The Racine County Line Rifle Club has generously granted the team use of its facility and has donated $1,000 for equipment. In addition, Friends of NRA (National Rifle Association) has provided $4,000 in funding for the team. The money will help pay for ammunition and supplies.

The only area school to sponsor a trap team, Racine Lutheran has quadrupled its program in recent years to include about 30 students. Even teens from outside the school are welcome to participate. Students shoot competitively in a 12-team conference with 600 students. In 2011, the team won third place at the Wisconsin Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) State Championships for Skeet and Sporting Clays.

Racine Lutheran’s Head Trap Coach is Gene Roeder. He notes, “Our goal is to provide education on gun safety, personal responsibility, and good sportsmanship, plus opportunities for competition with other teams and schools. We greatly appreciate donations from the Rifle Club and Friends of NRA to give students exposure to this exciting and unique sport.”

Racine Lutheran offers many opportunities for extracurricular involvement in sports, fine arts, and community service, plus excellent Christian education. For more information, contact the Racine Lutheran Admissions Office at 637-6538 or email sdrummond@racinelutheran.org. The school is located at 251 Luedtke Avenue in Racine and www.racinelutheran.org on the web.