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March 24, 201510th Annual SC NASP State Tournament held in Sumter

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources DNR) is excited to hold the 10th Annual SC National Archery in the School Program State Tournament. The tournament will be held on March 25th and 26th at Sumter Civic Center in Sumter. On March 25th Elementary Teams will compete and on the 26th Middle and High Schools will compete. The first flights will begin at 9 a.m. with the awards ceremony at 4 p.m.
DNR held four regional tournaments across the state during January and February with 1765 archers registered. 720 archers that were top finishers from all regionals combined have been invited to participate in this year’s state tournament.

South Carolina schools that will be represented are:

Ashley Hall
Ashley Ridge High
Bishop England High
Blaney Elementary
Boundary Street Elementary
Burgess Elementary
Carolina Warriors Homeschool
Cherokee Technology Center
Christ Our King-Stella Maris
Divine Redeemer
Faith Christian
Forestbrook Middle
Gallman Elementary
Georgetown High
Hickory Tavern Elementary
Hickory Tavern Middle
La France Elementary
Lakewood Elementary
Laurens 55 High
Leslie M. Stover Middle
Lexington Middle
Little Mountain Elementary
Loris Elementary
Mead Hall Episcopal
Meadowfield Elementary
Mid Carolina High
Mount Lebanon Elementary
Oakridge Middle
Palmetto Bays Elementary
Pendleton Elementary
Pomaria Garmany Elementary
Properity-Rikard Elementary
Riverside Middle
Rollins Middle
Socastee Elementary
Socastee High
Springfield Middle
Summerville Middle
The Oaks Christian
Townville Elementary
Upstate Homeschool Co-op
Upstate Mavericks Homeschool
White Knoll High
Whitmire Community

The National Archery in the Schools Program is a joint venture between state departments of education and wildlife. Several archery equipment manufactures and organizations are also partners. The program promotes student education, physical education and participation in the life-long sport of Archery. The program's focus is to provide International Style target Archery training in physical education classes grades 4-12. The South Carolina program has however been modified in some schools to accommodate agricultural classes, in-school outdoors clubs and special education classes.

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