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News Release: March 16, 2017


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Art Shomo, Wildlife Resources Section 304-558-2771 DNR.Wildlife@wv.gov  

DNR to Host 12th Annual State Archery in the Schools Tournament March 25 in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will host the 12th Annual West Virginia Archery in the Schools (AIS) State Tournament at the Charleston Civic Center Saturday, March 25, according to Art Shomo, Program Coordinator. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Students from the following schools have qualified to participate in this year’s tournament:

  • Ansted Middle 
  • Beth Haven Christian
  • Bridge Street Middle 
  • Buckhannon-Academy Elementary
  • Buckhannon Upshur High    
  • Cabell Midland High
  • Cameron High
  • Chapmanville Regional High
  • Chesapeake Elementary 
  • Clendenin Elementary           
  • Conner Street Elementary    
  • Crescent Elementary             
  • East Bank Middle                   
  • Elkins High                              
  • Elkview Middle
  • Fayetteville High                    
  • HEAT—Home Educated Archery Team
  • Herbert Hoover High
  • Hodgesville Elementary
  • Hollywood Elementary 
  • Hundred High
  • Hurricane Middle
  • James Monroe High
  • John Marshall High
  • Lakeside Elementary             
  • Marlinton Elementary
  • Marlinton Middle 
  • Maysville Elementary
  • Meadow Bridge High
  • Midland Trail High
  • Moundsville Middle
  • Mount View Christian
  • Nicholas County High School
  • Petersburg Middle                  
  • Petersburg High
  • Peterstown Elementary 
  • Peterstown Middle
  • Pickens
  • Poca Middle
  • Pocahontas High
  • Ravenswood Middle
  • Ravenswood High
  • Ripley Middle 
  • Ripley High
  • Shady Spring High 
  • Shady Spring Middle
  • Sherrard Middle
  • Upshur County Homeschool Archery Association
  • West Teays Elementary
  • Winfield Elementary              
  • Winfield High

“DNR staff are very encouraged by the success of the Archery in the Schools Program and the interest in our State Tournament,” said Shomo. “Because of the continued growth in the tournament, students were required to qualify through a virtual tournament, where we had 1,200 participants, truly making this year’s tournament the best of the best.”

Tournament competition is open only to schools that have received the DNR-sponsored AIS training. For more information on the West Virginia Archery in the Schools Program or to attend the next training, visit the DNR website at www.wvdnr.gov/archery.

“A lot of work has gone into the planning of this year’s event, but none of this would have been possible without the financial and volunteer assistance from wildlife and educational organizations around the state that are committed to our youth,” Shomo said.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and watch some of the best student archers in the state compete for top honors. The admission fee to watch the tournament is $5 for adults (18 and older) and $3 for children (6-17 years old). Children under 6 years of age get in free. 

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Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce Students of all ages from across the state will participate in the 12th Annual West Virginia Archery in the Schools Tournament March 25, 2017, at the Charleston Civic Center.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce Students of all ages from across the state will participate in the 12th Annual West Virginia Archery in the Schools Tournament March 25, 2017, at the Charleston Civic Center.