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Eagle Mountain Magnet & Batesville Jr. High finish in top 5 at NASP World Archery Tournament

Orlando, FL (AGFC) - Arkansas's 2010 state champion archery teams placed high at the recent NASP World Archery Tournament held Oct. 8-9. Teams from Eagle Mountain Magnet and Batesville Junior High finished in the top five teams.

Eagle Mountain Magnet finished third in the elementary division while Batesville Junior High took fourth in the middle school division. A team trophy and individual medals were presented to Eagle Mountain archers for their third place finish.

The top five grade level winners received plaques and medals denoting their performance in the tournament. Batesville students recognized for this accomplishment were: Eagle Mountain shooters Celsey Wood (5th place), Ronnie Jeffrey (4th place), Batesville Junior High archers Anna Beth Conditt (5th place) and Tristen Driver (4th place).

Over 1,000 students from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada joined students from 21 states to compete in the tournament. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission sponsors the National Archery in the Schools Program in Arkansas. Over 750 schools in the state offer archery as part of their physical education curriculum because of this organization.

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