Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger helps make 2nd Ohio Archery in the Schools Tournament a Success!
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger helps make 2nd Ohio Archery in the Schools Tournament a Success!March 12, 2008 - Joel
Maysville Schools take overall team titles in elementary,
middle and high school divisions
COLUMBUS, OH – For the second year in a row, Maysville High School in Muskingum County earned first-place overall team honors, as well as numerous individual awards, at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) state tournament.
The tournament was held February 29 in Columbus in conjunction with the Arnold Sports Festival, spearheaded by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"Congratulations to all the young athletes who participated in this year's tournament," said Kevin Dixon, shooting sports coordinator for the Division of Wildlife, which coordinates NASP in Ohio. "The Division of Wildlife is very proud to sponsor a program that teaches participants a life-long recreational skill and has helped improve their school participation and attendance."
The Maysville High School team also won the Spirit Award, which recognized their enthusiasm and support of fellow archers in the tournament. Schwarzenegger addressed the crowd and handed out the Spirit Award.
Matt Good of Maysville High School and Marianne Arnold of Maysville Middle School were the top overall male and female archers. They received full, two-year scholarships to Hocking College in Nelsonville. The top male and female archer were determined by a shoot-off between the top three boys and top three girls from each of three divisions – elementary, middle and high school.
More than 650 students from 29 schools participated in the state tournament. Each competitor could score a maximum of 300 points by shooting arrows as close to the center of a target as possible. Awards were given for both teams and individuals who competed well in the elementary, middle, and high school divisions.
Eighteen Ohio teams received qualifying scores, making them eligible to attend the NASP National Invitational Tournament, scheduled for May 10 in Kentucky.
NASP teaches target archery right in the school gym. The curriculum covers archery, safety, equipment, technique, concentration skills and self-improvement. For more information on the program, visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001zZ3hCwDdd9B0JThoKe1W5BMDbPfdNLiOERUgbU7ITVASMJhXK-qwa61xrISYofXvzKYzRLBG8pn6Q5-ebtjJNWkyZAk-Jm2-cjObgO0JuY-mdM_8aEvjSQ==.