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Two Lewis County School Districts to
Participate in DEC's State Archery Tournament March 15

March 12, 2019   01:00 p.m.
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    Press Release from NYS DEC:

    DEC to Host State Youth Archery Tournament on March 15

    Number of Students Participating in DEC's "Archery in Schools" Program
    Continues to Grow Each Year

    More than 600 students from 32 schools across New York will be competing in
    the 11th annual National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) tournament at
    the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse on Friday, March 15, Department of
    Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced
    today. The program encourages youth to participate in outdoor activities and
    specifically the sport of archery, with the New York's competition winners moving
    on to a national tournament this spring.

    "The National Archery in Schools Program is a great way to introduce young
    people to archery and a life-long outdoor activity that will strengthen their
    connection to nature," Commissioner Seggos said. "Archery teaches
    concentration and patience, and success in the sport breeds confidence and
    focus that can be applied to any discipline."

    The event will host 47 teams of students in one of three divisions: High School,
    grades 9-12; Middle School, grades 6-8; and Elementary School, grades 4-5.
    Awards are given out in each of the three divisions for first through 10th places.
    Individuals who place in the Top 10 in their division, and teams that place first in
    each of the three divisions, qualify to compete and represent New York State at
    the NASP tournament held in Louisville, Kentucky, in May.

    More than four million students at 8,500 schools in 47 states and five countries
    have participated in NASP. Since New York implemented the Archery in Schools
    program in 2008, more than 400 schools and 40,000 students have participated.
    Last year's state competition drew 485 students from 25 school districts across
    New York, and a brief video of last year's tournament can be viewed on DEC's
    YouTube page.

    The NASP initiative is a great way to introduce young people to archery and
    serves as a potential conduit to becoming interested in hunting and the outdoors.
    Educators report that NASP inspires students of all athletic abilities to greater
    academic achievement. DEC has facilitated the statewide program since its
    inception, helping schools to start and run their programs, training instructors and
    staff on teaching methods, and facilitating the collection of equipment for start-up
    programs.

    For more information on how schools can become involved, visit DEC's website.
    To learn more about the National Archery in the Schools Program, visit NASP's
    webpage.

    A list of participating schools by county:

    Richmond: ST. JOSEPH BY THE SEA HIGH SCHOOL
    Sullivan: ELDRED ARCHERY CLUB
    Otsego: COOPERSTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    Columbia: NEW LEBANON CENTRAL SCHOOL
    Warren: JOHNSBURG CENTRAL SCHOOL
    Fulton: MAYFIELD CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    Essex: SCHROON LAKE CENTRAL SCHOOL
    Franklin: TUPPER LAKE MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL
    Lewis: GLENFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Lewis: HARRISVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL
    Lewis: PORT LEYDEN ELEMENTARY
    Lewis: SOUTH LEWIS CENTRAL SCHOOL
    Herkimer: LITTLE FALLS CITY SCHOOL
    Herkimer: MOHAWK VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
    Oneida: STALEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Oswego: ALTMAR PARISH WILLIAMSTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOLS
    Onondaga: FABIUS-POMPEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
    Onondaga: JORDAN ELBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
    Onondaga: LIVERPOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL
    Madison: MADISON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    Tioga: NORTH SPENCER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
    Chenango: NORWICH CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
    Steuben: ARKPORT CENTRAL SCHOOL
    Ontario: BLOOMFIELD CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    Ontario: HONEOYE CENTRAL SCHOOL
    Ontario: MIDLAKES MIDDLE SCHOOL
    Allegany: CANASERAGA CENTRAL SCHOOL
    Allegany: GENESEE VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL
    Erie: GRAND ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
    Erie: HOLLAND CENTRAL SCHOOL
    Cattaraugus: HINSDALE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    Cattaraugus: SALAMANCA HIGH SCHOOL
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