Taking Aim at the Statewide Archery Championship

Author: NCWRC blogger/Monday, March 4, 2019/Categories: Blog, Youth Hunter Education

Taking Aim at the Statewide Archery Championship

The Commission’s National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Tournament took place on Feb. 21-23, 2019 at the Winston Salem Fairgrounds. The 2019 tournament marked the first year that each team in the state competed in a shared location.

“It was nice to see the kids from North Carolina competing in person,” said Lee Scripture, the Commission’s archery education coordinator. “For years, we’ve done a virtual tournament at separate schools, so it was a real change this year. You can really see the work and effort these coaches and students have put forth, and the kids are having a blast.”

A total of 594 archers represented 27 schools from across North Carolina. They were cheered on by more than 1,000 spectators as they shot for the title of North Carolina State Champion.

“Best of luck to all of our winners at this year’s national tournament in Louisville, Ky.,” said Scripture. “We know you’ll make us proud.”

Congratulations to the following schools and individuals:

1st place Elementary Division:  Ray Childers Elementary, Hickory NC (Score = 3173)

1st place Middle School Division: Hudson Middle Schools, Hudson NC (Score = 3137)

1st place High School Division: North Surry High School, Mount Airy, NC (Score = 2569)

Elementary Division:

Female:

1st Place: Natalie Bell – Ray Childers Elementary, Hickory NC (Score = 285)

2nd Place: Emily Powell – Ray Childers Elementary, Hickory NC (Score = 274)

3rd Place: Linda Crawford – Ray Childers Elementary, Hickory NC (Score = 271)

Male:

1st Place: Aiden Deal – Ray Childers Elementary, Hickory NC (Score = 272)

2nd Place: Austin Dula – Ray Childers Elementary, Hickory NC (Score = 269)

3rd Place: Matthew Penland – George Hildebrand Elementary, Connelly Springs (Score = 268)

Middle School Division:

Female:

1st Place: Abigail Clarke – Hudson Middle, Hudson (Score = 279)

2nd Place: Shelby Crowder – Rodger Bacon Academy, Leland (Score = 271)

3rd Place: Finlee Young – Hudson Middle, Hudson (Score = 269)

Male:

1st Place: Easton Harris – Hudson Middle, Hudson (Score = 276)

2nd Place: John McMahon – Rodger Bacon Academy, Leland (Score = 270)

3rd Place: Cameron Dunmire – Rodger Bacon Academy, Leland (Score = 264)

High School Division:

Female:

1st Place: Hannah Belch – Ocracoke School, Ocracoke NC (Score = 275)

2nd Place: Aubrie Burks – Christ Classical Academy, Connelly Springs NC (Score = 265)

3rd Place: Lauren Bowman – Christ Classical Academy, Connelly Springs NC (Score = 235)

Male:

1st Place: Conner Whitley – Carolina Christian School, Locust NC (Score = 273)

2nd Place: Alex Vance – Franklin Academy, Wake Forest NC (Score = 267)

3rd Place: Alan Doshier – Ocracoke School, Ocracoke NC (Score = 265)

“I’d like to thank all the Commission’s education division workers and law enforcement officers for all their help,” said Scripture. “This program and tournament truly couldn’t happen without them.

For a complete list of all results, visit nasptournaments.org. For photos from the event, visit the Commission’s Flickr page.

If you or a school near you is interested in participating in NASP, visit www.naspschools.org or email lee.scripture@ncwildlife.org for more information.

 

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