Archery comes to Millersburg
In its first year, the Millersburg Archery Club place third at the First Annual Halifax Tournament and eighth out of sixteen teams at the State Tournment. We missed qualifying for nationals by 21 points. This year we see our numbers increase to over 60 archers and continue to improve.
National Archery in the Schools Program national championship draws teams from 17 Pennsylvania schoolsYoung archers from across Pennsylvania competed in the state championship of the National Archery in the Schools Program earlier this year at Penn State Unversity Park. (MARCUS SCHNECK, The Patriot-News)Marcus Schneck | firstname.lastname@example.org
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on June 02, 2014 at 12:00 PM, updated June 02, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Other Pennsylvania schools competing in the national competition were Beaver High School, Beaver Middle School, Choconut Valley Elementary School, Grove City Christian Academy, Laurel High School, Montrose High School, Montrose Middle School, New Brighton High School, New Castle Christian Academy, Portersville High School, Sheffield High School, Sheffield Middle School, Tunkhannock High School and Tunkhannock Middle School.
In the elementary division, New Castle Christian Academy placed 24th out of 114 teams. In the middle school division, Beaver Middle School landed 67th place, Montrose Middle School earned 94th place and New Castle Christian Academy placed 119th out of a total 197 schools. And, in the high school division, Beaver High School collected 90th place while Sheffield High School placed 160th out of a total of 164 schools competing.
Kentucky dominated the team competition with the top elementary school (Kentucky Christian Academy), top middle school (Trigg County Schools) and top high school (Trigg County Schools).
The 2014 tournament drew 10,443 student archers from 665 schools in 39 states. Kentucky sent the most archers with 2,786 shooters. Indiana was second with 970 archers and Ohio 3rd of the 39 states with 872 students. Traveling the farthest were 32 archers from Alaska.
Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough noted, "It takes a big commitment to compete even at the state level, and not everyone who qualifies for the national tournament is able to make the trip to Kentucky. But we're pleased Pennsylvania was so well represented at nationals, and extremely proud of our student archers.
"As the 2014 state tournament made abundantly clear, the National Archery in Schools Program continues to be a growing success in Pennsylvania, and it couldn't happen without these students and the support of their parents, schools and instructors.
More than 1,000 students from 47 schools competed in the 2014 National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament, held March 14 on the campus of Penn State University. As a result of that tournament, more than half of the state's teams qualified for nationals.
The Game Commission in 2010 began coordinating Pennsylvania's NASP, which helps school districts in Pennsylvania meet physical-education curriculum requirements of the state Department of Education, while introducing them to the world of competitive archery.
Started in Kentucky in 2002, NASP has spread throughout the United States, and now is reaching millions of students around the world.
Video Link to National Archery in Schools Programs
This video will educate all members of the community, what the intentions are of the archery program at Millersburg.