2014 NASP State Championship Winners Announced

Alabama’s National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Championship was held Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, AL. More than 1,250 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. More than 2,700 students statewide competed in one of seven regional events in order to qualify for the state championship.
 
The top individual winners and top three teams in each division are:
 
TOP OVERALL INDIVIDUAL WINNERS:
 
MALE: Chase Roberts, Ashville High, Score: 293 (out of a possible 300)
FEMALE: Chirsti Bone, Alma Bryant High, Score: 290 (out of a possible 300)
 
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION:
1. Saraland Elementary, Saraland, Ala.
2. Arab Elementary, Arab, Ala.
3. Gilliard Elementary, Mobile, Ala.
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION:
1. Buckhorn Middle, New Market, Ala.
2. Ashville Middle, Ashville, Ala.
3. Foley Middle, Foley, Ala.
 
HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION: 
1. Alma Bryant High, Irvington, Ala.
2. Ashville High, Ashville, Ala.
3. Buckhorn High, New Market, Ala.
 
Qualifying teams from the Alabama NASP state championship will be eligible to attend the NASP National Tournament on May 9-10, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Complete results for the 2014 NASP Alabama State Championship are available on the ADCNR website here.
 
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 and 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, the Alabama Wildlife Federation and Academy Sports + Outdoors. 
 
The media can download photos of the competition from Outdoor Alabama’s Flickr page. 
 
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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Photo: This is the fourth year in a row that Alma Bryant High School has taken home top honors in the High School Division.