More than 600 students from 32 schools across New York will compete in the 11th annual National Archery in the Schools Program tournament tomorrow (March 15) at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse.
The program encourages youth to participate in outdoor activities and specifically the sport of archery, with the New York’s competition winners moving on to a national tournament this spring.
Tomorrow’s event will host 47 teams of students in one of three divisions: High School, grades 9-12; Middle School, grades 6-8; and Elementary School, grades 4-5.
Awards are given out in each of the three divisions for first through 10th places.
Individuals who place in the Top 10 in their division, and teams that place first in each of the three divisions, qualify to compete and represent New York State at the NASP tournament held in Louisville, Kentucky, in May.
More than four million students at 8,500 schools in 47 states and five countries have participated in NASP.
Since New York implemented the Archery in Schools program in 2008, more than 400 schools and 40,000 students have participated.