Over 1,900 of Arkansas’s best young archers were on hand to compete in the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament March 23-24.
ANASP is part of the National Archery in the Schools Program and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Education and Information Division. The tournament was held at Summit Arena in Hot Springs.
The archery program involves students beginning in the fourth grade and continuing through their high school senior year. Students learn archery skills, as well as an outdoor hobby they may enjoy for the rest of their lives. Over 120 schools were involved in the competition.
The event is free to the public, but support of Hunter’s Feed the Hungry is encouraged. This year, archers, their families and fans of archery donated 1,750 items of non-perishable food to the cause.
For the fourth consecutive year, Hamburg High School took top honors in the high school division, followed closely by Batesville and Mena. Batesville won the middle school division, followed by Greene County Tech and Oden. Eagle Mountain Magnet won the elementary division, followed by Glen Rose and Central Magnet.
|High school division and score:|
|Hamburg High Archery|
|Jasper School District High School|
|Brookland High School Bearcats|
|Middle school division and score:|
|Batesville Junior High|
|GCT Eagle Archers|
|Glen Rose Middle School|
|Mann Middle School Bearcats|
|Arkansas Baptist High School|
|Elementary division and score:|
|Eagle Mountain Magnet|
|Central Magnet Archery|
|Sulphur Rock Math/Science/Sports|
|Team Eagle Archers|
|Perryville Elementary School|
|Cord Charlotte Elementary Timberwolves|
|Senior high girls individual winners:|
|Katlyn Dowell||290||Batesville Pioneers|
|Haley Lindsey||281||Batesville Pioneers|
|Anna Shipman||277||Brookland High School Bearcats|
|Senior high boys individual winners:|
|Danny Arceneau||286||Mena Bearcats|
|Zach Bostick||286||Hamburg Archery|
|Daniel Foster||286||Hamburg Archery|
|Middle school girls individual winners:|
|Anna Beth Conditt||281||Batesville Junior High|
|Katie Allen||275||Batesville Junior High|
|Lily McDaniel||273||GCT Eagle Archers|
|Middle school boys individual winners:|
|Daniel Oden||283||Carlisle Bison Archery|
|Luke Atwill||280||GCT Eagle Archers|
|Brandon Brokaw||279||Batesville Junior High School|
|Elementary girls individual winners:|
|Dailyn Crain||270||Eagle Mountain Magnet|
|Gina Mishark||269||Eagle Mountain Magnet|
|Jaysa Pearce||268||Eagle Mountain Magnet|
|Elementary boys individual winners:|
|Ronnie Jeffrey||284||Eagle Mountain Magnet|
|Alex Robinson||282||Team Eagle Archers|
|Sam Vanemburg||275||Central Magnet Archery|
Archers competed for trophies, medals and scholarships. The schools that took first place honors receive a trophy for their trophy cases and each team member received a special bow. Second and third place teams received individual trophies for each participant. Fourth and fifth place teams received medals. There is $15,000 in scholarships awarded to the top five male and female archers during the top shooter shoot-off.
Money from the AGFC’s Conservation License Plate Program is used to provide grants to purchase archery equipment. Schools can apply for an initial grant of $1,375 to help alleviate the cost of starting the program.
For a complete list of competitors, go to: http://www.agfc.com/education/Pages/EducationProgramsANASP.aspx#3. For more information on the archery program, call Curtis Gray at 870-319-5136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.