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More Than 850 Students to Compete in PA Archery Tourney

March 5, 2015
PAGC

HARRISBURG, PA - The field has been set for Pennsylvania's statewide student archery tournament to be held March 13 in State College.

More than 850 competitors have registered for the 2015 National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament, hosted by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Game Commission Shooting Sports Outreach Coordinator Todd Holmes said there's plenty of reason to get excited about this year's tournament.

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More than 850 competitors have registered for the 2015 National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament, hosted by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
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"The preparation for this event started almost a year ago at the conclusion of last year's tournament," said Holmes, who also serves as state-level administrator for NASP. "I'm excited to see everyone again and hope they all enjoy the new 3-D range and watching the best student archers in the state go head to head for the state title."

The tournament, which will take place inside the Penn State Multi-Sport Facility, should be a sight to see.

Ninety-five lanes, each with two archers, will be operating at once. About 7,600 arrows will fly each hour. And somewhere near 38,000 arrows will be fired on the day.

NASP, which started in Kentucky in 2002 and has since gained participants around the globe, came to Pennsylvania in 2005. The Game Commission began coordinating the program in 2010 and, to present, the program has expanded to 185 schools.

NASP helps school districts in Pennsylvania meet physical-education curriculum standards set by the state Department of Education, and at the same time introduces students to the world of competitive archery.

Tournaments are held at the state, national and international levels. Those competing in the March 13 state tournament might qualify for the national tournament to be held May 7 through 9 in Louisville, Ky. Pennsylvania sent 17 schools to the 2014 national competition.

To get NASP started in a Pennsylvania school, contact Todd Holmes, at the Game Commission headquarters, at 717-787-4250 (ext. 3330). Also, "PA NASP" can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennNASP.

PARTICPATING SCHOOLS

The 878 students who have registered to compete in the 2014 National Archery in the Schools Program Tournament in State College represent 44 different schools. They are:

BEAVER HIGH SCHOOL Beaver, Pa.

BEAVER MIDDLE SCHOOL Beaver, Pa.

BLUE RIDGE HIGH New Milford, Pa.

CAMERON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Emporium, Pa.

CENTRAL VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL Monaca, Pa.

CENTRAL VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT Monaca, Pa.

CHOCONUT VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Choconut, Pa.

DONEGAL HIGH SCHOOL Mount Joy, Pa.

FAIRFIELD AREA HIGH SCHOOL Fairfield, Pa.

FOREST HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT Sidman, Pa.

GARDEN SPOT HIGH SCHOOL New Holland, Pa.

GILLINGHAM CHARTER SCHOOL Pottsville, Pa.

GROVE CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Grove City, Pa.

HALIFAX AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL Halifax, Pa.

HALIFAX HIGH SCHOOL Halifax, Pa.

HARRISBURG CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Harrisburg, Pa.

LATHROP STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Montrose, Pa.

LOWER DAUPHIN HIGH SCHOOL Hummelstown, Pa.

MANHEIM CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Manheim, Pa.

MILLERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL Millersburg, Pa.

MONTROSE AREA HIGH SCHOOL Montrose, Pa.

MONTROSE HIGH SCHOOL Montrose, Pa.

MONTROSE MIDDLE SCHOOL Montrose, Pa.

NEW BRIGHTON HIGH SCHOOL New Brighton, Pa.

NEW CASTLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY New Castle, Pa.

NORTHERN BEDFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT Loysburg, Pa.

PCS ARCHERY Portersville, Pa.

PENNCREST SCHOOL DISTRICT Media, Pa.

PHOENIXVILLE AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL Phoenixville, Pa.

PINE GROVE AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL Pine Grove, Pa.

SHEFFIELD MIDDLE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Sheffield, Pa.

ST. VITUS SCHOOL New Castle, Pa.

SUMMIT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY South Abington, Pa.

THE SWAIN SCHOOL Allentown, Pa.

TIDIOUTE COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL Tidioute, Pa.

TRINITAS Grove City, Pa.

TUNKHANNOCK AREA HIGH SCHOOL Tunkhannock, Pa.

TUNKHANNOCK AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL Tunkhannock, Pa.

TUNKHANNOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Tunkhannock, Pa.

UPPER DAUPHIN AREA HIGH SCHOOL Lykens, Pa.

UPPER DAUPHIN AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL Lykens, Pa.

UPPER ST. CLAIR HIGH SCHOOL Upper St. Clair, Pa.

WILLIAMS VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL Tower City, Pa.

WINDBER AREA HIGH SCHOOL Windber, Pa.

 
 

 

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