March 25, 2010

NASP State Tournament a hit with student archers

NASP State Tournament a hit with student archers
NDGF News Release
North Dakota fs National Archery in the Schools Program is growing fast, if this year fs state tournament is any indication.
“It was a great turnout, h according to Jeff Long, NASP coordinator for the State Game and Fish Department. gWe had 160 student archers, more than twice as many as last year. Our goal is to have 50 percent of the schools participating in NASP within the next five years. h
NASP is a national program that helps schools incorporate archery target shooting into physical education curriculums. The Game and Fish Department provides grants to help schools purchase equipment, and also has equipment that schools can share.
The 2010 state tournament was the first held on-site at a central location, at the NISHU Bowmen fs indoor archery range in Bismarck on March 6. Last year, students completed their tournament rounds at local sites and scores were compared statewide.
Griggs County Central and Medina claimed top honors in the team competitions. Middle (grades 7-8) and high school (grades 9-12) students from Griggs County Central won their respective divisions, while Medina students finished first in the elementary school (grades 4-6) competition.
The first-place team and top five boys and girls in each division qualify for the national tournament in Louisville, Kentucky. Additionally, teams that achieve minimum scores set by NASP also qualify for the national tournament.

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