Washington Middle School students, Jayden Schultz, Dylan Pratt and Alex Wall, recently placed in the 2012 National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament. New York held its fourth annual “virtual” tournament with 309 students from 15 schools participating for top honors this past March. A virtual tournament is where the students compete at their respective schools and send their scores to the NASP state coordinator. Within the tournaments three divisions: High School, grades 9-12; Middle School, grades 7-8; and Elementary School, grades 4-6, students compete to achieve a maximum score of 300 points.
Jayden Schultz placed 1st in the elementary school division.
Dylan Pratt placed 2nd in the middle school division.
Alex Wall placed 5th in the middle school division.
Scott Shawley, Washington Middle School physical education teacher said: “Since its inception in New York State, NASP at Washington Middle School has evolved from being a physical education class only program to including an after school program that kids ask for throughout the entire school year. I have students ask me when Archery Club will start when I see them in the summer months. The students absolutely love archery, no matter what their age is which is rare.”
Congratulations to these talented students!