The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the winners of Michigan’s seventh annual State Virtual Archery Tournament. More than 700 student archers from 29 schools participating in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) competed in the recent tournament.

Team awards will be presented as follows:

High School Division

1st place – Hartland High School

2nd place – Gaylord St. Mary Cathedral

3rd place – Christian Homeschoolers of Northern Michigan

Middle School Division

1st place – Hartland Middle School

2nd place – Hartland Middle School

3rd place – Christian Homeschoolers of Northern Michigan

Elementary School Division

1st place – Hartland Elementary School

2nd place – Portage Central Elementary School

3rd place – St. Francis Xavier School (Petoskey)

The 2013 overall male state champion is Chad Cooper, 12th-grader at Hartland High School, shooting 295 out of a possible 300 score. The 2013 overall female state champion is Caylee Lawnichak, 11th-grader at Gaylord St. Mary Cathedral, shooting 292 out of a possible 300 score.

The DNR provides trophies and medals for top-ranking teams and individual winners. First-place teams, and an additional six qualifying teams and the top five male and female archers in each age division, received an invitation to participate in the upcoming 2013 NASP National Tournament, May 10-11 in Louisville, Ky.

“The state tournament is the culminating event for students and coaches participating in NASP,” said Kathy Garland, NASP coordinator for the DNR. “To date over 540 schools in Michigan participate in the program.”

The DNR continues to offer free archery instructor certification for teachers, and equipment grants remain available for qualifying schools.

For a complete list of tournament results, visit the tournament website at http://nasptournaments.org.

Logo courtesy Michigan Department of Natural Resources

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