All Jamestown High School students take archery in physical education classes and had the option of entering the National Archery in the Schools New York State Competition.
Anna Card finished second in the female category and sixth overall with a score of 266 out of a possible 300.
Other JHS students who finished in the top 25 overall were Nate Aversa, 13th overall; Matt Sherman, 17th overall; and Abu Latif, 25th overall.
These Jamestown High School students finished in the top 25 of the National Archery in the Schools New York State Competition. From left are Nate Aversa , Abu Latif, Matt Sherman and Anna Card.
Other JHS students also placed in tournament included, in the male category, Lorenzo Rodriguez, 24th, and Brett Bauer, 37th. In the female category, Brooklyn Figueira placed ninth, Ashley Hooper, 13th, Halli Buchanan, 23rd; and Alexis Paulson, 35th.
Every archer in the tournament launched 10 practice arrows and 30 scoring arrows at an international bullseye target from 10 and 15 meters. The tournament format is the same as taught for 2,055,000 student archers in 10,373 NASP schools during the school year.
During the JHS physical education archery unit, the history, physical, emotional and social benefits of archery are studied, along with safety strategies, skills and archery techniques necessary to participate in and enjoy archery as a lifetime activity.