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2024 NASP Alabama State Championship Results Announced

Over the past year, thousands of student archers competed in regional tournaments throughout the state for a chance to draw their bows at the 2024 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Alabama State Championship in Montgomery on April 4-5.

During the event, nearly 2,000 archers from 105 schools competed for top honors and the opportunity to advance to the NASP Eastern National Championship on May 9-11, 2024, in Louisville, Kentucky.

This year, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division awarded $10,000 in scholarships to select top archers. The top overall female and male archers each received a $1,500 scholarship. First place high school female and male archers each received a $1,000 scholarship, second place high school female and male archers each received a $750 scholarship, and third place high school female and male archers each received a $500 scholarship. The scholarships are funded, in part, by the Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officers Association.

"The Archery in the Schools Program helps prepare these students for life by teaching discipline, patience, and the life lessons required to be successful in both the classroom and at the archery range," said Chris Blankenship, ADCNR Commissioner. "Their determination and dedication to both archery and academics will well serve these students now and in the future."

In addition to the top archers, five students randomly selected from a list of all registered Academic Archers who shot during the tournament were each awarded a $500 scholarship. Those students are:

Aiden Evans, Beulah High

Annie Sudduth, Alabama School of Math and Science

Deasia Simmons, Munford Middle

Eli Kirkland, Fayetteville School

Ryder Wells, Booth Elementary

Scoring for the state tournament is based on international style target archery in three divisions – elementary, middle and high school. Competition is on team and individual levels. Perfect scores are 3,600 points for teams and 300 for individuals. If archers that place in each division have the same score, the ties are broken by comparing the numbers of 10s from the score sheet. The archer with the most 10s is awarded first place.

Top Scores in the 2024 Alabama NASP State Championship

TOP OVERALL INDIVIDUALS

FEMALE: Maddie Seidel, Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering, Score: 292

MALE: Mason McCury, Good Hope High, Score: 296

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Alma Bryant High, Score: 3,456

Vinemont High, Score: 3,379

Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering, Score: 3,367

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Cullman Middle, Score: 3,324

Vinemont Middle, Score: 3,308

Causey Middle, Score: 3,278

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION

Dawes Intermediate, Score: 3,085

East Elementary, Score: 3,073

Vinemont Elementary, Score: 3,012

INDIVIDUAL HIGH SCHOOL FEMALES

Maddie Seidel, Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering, Score: 292

Mia Cornelson, Alma Bryant High, Score 290

Kaitlyn Hastings, Alma Bryant High, Score 290

INDIVIDUAL HIGH SCHOOL MALES

Mason McCury, Good Hope High, Score: 296

Caleb Morris, Alma Bryant High, Score 295

Alexander Roddy, Alma Bryant High, Score 294

INDIVIDUAL MIDDLE SCHOOL FEMALES

Alaina Percherke, Causey Middle, Score: 288

Nora Burks, Vinemont Middle, Score: 286

Lydia Hosmer, Liberty Middle, Score: 283

INDIVIDUAL MIDDLE SCHOOL MALES

Gunnar Couch, Grand Bay Middle, Score: 295

Easton Cook, Saraland Middle, Score: 295

Thatcher Lucas, Cullman Middle, Score: 292

INDIVIDUAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FEMALES

Lilliana Smith, Dawes Intermediate, Score: 283

Makynzie Thompson, Dawes Intermediate, Score: 279

Karli Cook, Saraland Elementary, Score: 273

INDIVIDUAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MALES

Cason Tarver, Saraland Elementary, Score: 284

Tyler Page, St. Luke's Episcopal School, Score: 283

Luke Patterson, Dawes Intermediate, Score: 281

Complete results for the 2024 NASP Alabama State Championship are available at http://www.nasptournaments.org. To view photos from the event, visit ADCNR's Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/outdooralabama.

Alabama's archery program is coordinated by WFF through partnerships with various schools and supporting organizations in the state. Alabama NASP is an affiliate of the national program and promotes discipline, self-esteem and life skills for students in grades 4-12.

To learn more about Alabama NASP, contact WFF Regional Hunter Education Coordinator Michael Bloxom at (334) 242-3620 or Michael.Bloxom@dcnr.alabama.gov

ADCNR promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama's natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. Learn more at http://www.outdooralabama.com.

 

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