Trent Sternberg, a seventh grade student at Red Bud Elementary School, won first place at the district level Elks Hoop Shoot Contest in the boys division age 12/13 in Jacksonville, on Jan. 25.
He made 21 out of 25 free throws to take first place. He will now compete in the State of Illinois’ Elks Hoop Shoot Contest in late February in Decatur.
Sternberg has competed in the Elks Hoop Shoot contest for the past five years, advancing each year from the school competition at the elementary level. He has won at the district level the past three years.
For more on Sternberg, please see this week’s print edition.