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Alabama Holds First State Archery Championship
May 17, 2004
Students participated in
Three-person teams competed in Elementary (K-6), Middle (7-8) and High School (9-12) divisions. Students shot 30 arrows, 15 each from distances of 10 and 15 meters.
On site to assist with the event was Rod White, a two-time Olympic Archery medalist. White is taking archery to the nation’s youth through the Matthews Genesis project. “It’s a very big deal for our industry,” said White who won gold at the 1996
“We’re excited about introducing students to a life skill that is related to
The opportunity to take part in this program has meant a lot to the students for different reasons. Sandra Mitchell of
16 and drop out of school,” she said. “Now, he has found something that interests him. He’s real excited about going to school now and participating in archery.”
The individual winners received medals, and the team winners received plaques and trophies.
The winners in the individual categories were:
Males: 1st Place – Quinn Otte, Riverton Elementary; 2nd Place – Stephen Johnson, Adair Elementary; 3rd Place – Drake Davis, Riverton Elementary.
Females: 1st Place – Candace Kent, Adair Elementary; 2nd Place – Shelby Richmond, Marietta Johnson Elementary; 3rd Place – Megan Wyatt, Adair Elementary.
Males: 1st Place – Kimson Do, Alba Middle; 2nd Place – Josh Potts,
Females: 1st Place – Candace Riva, Alba Middle; 2nd Place – Svetlana Okafor, Floyd Middle Magnet; 3rd Place – Haley Salzbum, Hewitt Trussville Middle
Males: 1st Place – Zach Hughes, Hubbertville High; 2nd Place – Drew Tucker, Hubbertville High; 3rd Place – Brandon Burns, Sardis High
The team winners were:
1st Place – Adair Elementary, #5 Team; 2nd Place – Hubbertville Elementary, # 1 Team; 3rd Place – Riverton Elementary, # 2 Team
1st Place – Hubbertville High, #5 Team; 2nd Place – Hubbertville High, # 4 Team; 3rd Place – Sardis High, #1 Team
Although this was the first State Championship for
To learn more about the Archery in the Schools Program, click here.
Students take aim during