Queen City’s young archers set for nationals
Queen City’s National Archery in the Schools Program or NASP has done it again.
This year the elementary division archers qualified at the Mar. 22, state competition in Belton to advance to the 2018 Eastern Nationals competition in Louisville, Ky.
The Bullseye Elementary Division Team consists of both fourth and fifth grade students from J. K. Hileman Elementary School and Morris Upchurch Middle School.
To qualify for Eastern Nationals, archery teams must have shot a team score of at least 2,649 points. Archers can also qualify as individuals if they score in the top 10 places in a division.
Brenna Turbeville was the highest scoring archer on Queen City’s Elementary Division team qualifying her both as an individual and a team member.
She ranked third out of 127 elementary division girls shooting at the state meet which qualified our team for nationals.
Team members going to nationals are listed in scoring order: Brenna Turbeville (fifth grade), Brayden Wiley (fifth grade), Keeli Mainer (fifth grade), Brady Partain (fifth grade), Ryan Raines (fourth grade), Elizabeth Bickham (fourth grade), Molly Terry (fourth grade), Laekin Campbell (fourth grade), Caleb Kimble (fourth grade), Makenna Hamilton (fourth grade), Hunter Warren (fourth grade), and Jonas Blackwood (fifth grade).
The National Archery in the Schools Program started in 2002 and is designed to better engage students in their educational process by improving concentration, motivation, engagement, and behavior.
Queen City has been implementing this program for two years and has six trained basic archery instructors on staff in the district.
Starting next year, the program will expand to include the high school students at Queen City.
The Bullseye Archery Team will travel to the 2018 Eastern Nationals to compete from Thursday, May 10 through Saturday, May 12.