LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – The popular Arkansas
National Archery in the Schools Program will hold its regional tournaments this
weekend. The number of competitors is up significantly from the previous year,
with over 3,400 archers scheduled to compete at eight regional sites.
The tournaments will take place at
Subiaco Academy, Clarksville High School, Eagle Mountain Magnet in Batesville,
Valley View School in Jonesboro, Two Rivers School in Ola, Joe T. Robinson High
School in Little Rock, Barton Junior High School and McGehee School.
Curtis Gray, the Arkansas Game and
Fish Commission's ANASP Coordinator, said the number of competitors have grown
considerably. "We have over 800 more students signed up for the tournaments
than we did last year. The program just keeps growing," Gray said.
Winners from each regional will then
go on to compete in the state tournament March 15-16 at the Hot Springs
The Arkansas National Archery in the
Schools Program, part of the National Archery in the Schools Program, targets
students as young as fourth grade and as old as high school seniors.
They learn archery skills, as well as an outdoor hobby they may enjoy for the rest of their lives. For more information on the program go to: http://www.agfc.com/education/Pages/EducationProgramsANASP.aspx#3.