The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is pleased to announce that Trey Humphreys has been selected as the Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) Instructor of the Year. Trey is the archery coach at East Union Attendance Center in Blue Springs and also serves as a regional AIMS assistant for the MDWFP. “Mississippi is fortunate to have an instructor like Trey,” said Waldo Cleland, AIMS statewide coordinator. “He is one of the finest coaches in the state.” Trey has been instrumental to the success of AIMS, in which more than 31,000 youth participate annually.
AIMS is a program designed to introduce 4th – 12th graders to the sport of archery during physical education class. AIMS is administered under the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) that began in Kentucky in 2002. Mississippi initiated AIMS in 2005 with 10 pilot schools participating. To date, 288 Mississippi schools have adopted the program due to cooperative efforts among the MDWFP; the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks; the Mississippi Department of Education; and the Mississippi Private School Association.