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Schools Take Aim on NASP - Georgia Regional Tournament

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (1/26/2012)

Over the next month, more than 50 archery teams and close to 1,000 students in grades 4-12 will compete at one of five 2012 National Archery in the Schools Program-GA Regional Tournaments.

The regional sites and tournament dates are:

• Jan. 28 – Regional 1, Loganville High School, Loganville, GA
• Jan. 30 – Regional 2, Peach County High School, Fort Valley, GA
• Feb. 4 – Regional 3, Lee County Elementary School, Leesburg, GA
• Feb. 11 – Regional 4, Woodlawn Elementary School, Chatsworth, GA
• Feb. 25 – Regional 5, Johnson County High School, Wrightsville, GA

The highest scoring archery teams in each division (elementary, middle and high school) will qualify for the 6th annual NASP-Georgia State Tournament, scheduled for March 21 in Perry at the Georgia Fairgrounds. An additional 11 wildcard teams also will receive an invitation to the state tournament.

At the regional tournaments, archers shoot three rounds of five arrows each from 10 and 15 meters. Teams of 16-24 students from each school compete in three separate divisions: elementary (4th-6th grade), middle (7th-8th grade) and high (9th-12th grade).

Regional and state tournaments for NASP are sponsored by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the Georgia Wildlife Federation.

For more information on NASP and tournaments in Georgia, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/NASP .

More on NASP

NASP is an in-school archery curriculum that meets all education department standards. Only schools that are certified in NASP through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are qualified to compete in the State Tournament. Schools in nearly 70 counties in Georgia are NASP certified.

The program promotes instruction in international-style target archery to improve educational performance and participation in shooting sports. Research has shown that the program, administered through a minimum two-week course during the school year, improves class attendance and behavior. NASP universal fit bows make it possible for students of all sizes and genders to succeed in archery while raising self-esteem levels and improving hand-eye coordination during physical activity.

NASP is taught in 47 states and six other countries. To date, more than nine million students have participated in the program.

For more information on assisting schools bound for the NASP National Tournament with funding or NASP in Georgia, call Jennifer Pittman at (770) 918-6416 or e-mail jennifer.pittman@dnr.ga.gov .


Photos: Contact Melissa Cummings at Melissa.cummings@dnr.ga.gov or at 706.557.3326 or Jennifer Pittman at 770.918.6416 or Jennifer.pittman@dnr.ga.gov .

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