Alabama’s National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Championship was held Thursday, April 4, 2013, at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, AL. More than 1,200 students from across the state, grades three through 12, competed for the title of state champion and the opportunity to advance to the national championship in May.

The top individual winners and top three teams in each division are:

TOP OVERALL INDIVIDUAL WINNERS:

FEMALE: Wendi Thomas, Alma Bryant High School, Score: 296 (out of a possible 300)

MALE: Miles Wilson, Alma Bryant High School, Score: 295(out of a possible 300)

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION:

1.Foley Intermediate

2.Saraland Elementary

3.Susan Moore Elementary

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION:

1.Ashville Middle

2.Grand Bay Middle

3.Buckhorn Middle

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION:

1.Alma Bryant High

2.Ashville High

3.Buckhorn High

When the shooting was over, 15 middle schools, 11 elementary, and 16 high school teams from Alabama earned a berth in the NASP National Tournament on May 10-11, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. Complete results for the 2013 NASP Alabama State Championship are available on the ADCNR website at www.outdooralabama.com/education/archery/.

The NASP is a joint venture between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division and the Alabama Department of Education. NASP instills discipline, concentration, and participants learn a life skill as part of a school’s physical education course or after school programs. Scoring is based on Olympic style, target archery in three divisions – elementary, middle and high school. Competition is on team and individual levels.

The event could not be possible without the generous sponsorships of the Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Morrell Manufacturing, the Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officers Association, and the Alabama Wildlife Federation.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.

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