Archery Tournament 2018
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Archery Tournament 2018

August 17, 2019

Once again this year, student archers are
hitting the mark through the National Archery in the Schools Program. Archery is a team sport that helps 4th through
12th grade participants improve their abilities to listen and observe, while developing fine
motor skills and persistence through hard work. In late January, Newport News Public Schools
held their 10th annual Regional Qualifying Tournament with students competing for a chance
to advance to the statewide Tournament. Teams and individuals from 17 Newport News
schools participated by taking aim in three flights from 10 meters and then shooting another
fifteen arrows from 15 meters. For the first time in 7 years, a new elementary
team won the citywide tournament with Charles Elementary earning top honors. Richneck Elementary, who repeated as city
champs for the last 6 years, still shot a high enough score to advance to the State
Tournament as a team. Gildersleeve Middle school earned their 9th
city title in a row, while Menchville High school continued their dominance for the 4th
straight year. Along with an individual archer from Dozier
Middle school, 6th grader Aaron Lin, these four schools all improved on their Regional
Qualifying scores while competing at the State Tournament in March, qualifying them for Nationals. So, for the first time ever, Newport News
will send four teams to compete at the Eastern Nationals being held in Louisville, Kentucky
in May.

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