Students Compete in 2012 National Archery in the Schools State Tournament

Release Date: 03/28/2012

March 28, 2012-- The 2012 National Archery in the Schools State Tournament, held March 17-18 at Louisiana College in Alexandria, featured students from seven competing schools.

Year five of the annual competition involved 278 students participating in the elementary, middle and high school divisions. This year’s top competitors included:

Elementary Division:


1. Phoenix Magnet

2. Benton Elementary

3. Poland Elementary

Top Boy & Girl

Hunter Lambert, Ball Elementary

Jordan Farris, Benton Elementary

Middle School Division:


1. Poland Junior High

2. Phoenix Magnet

Top Boy & Girl

Gabe Fradella, Benton Middle School

Erica Dauzart, Ball Middle School

High School Division:


1. Caddo Magnet

2. C. E. Byrd

Top Boy & Girl

Kellan Hall, Caddo Magnet

Hanna Li, Caddo Magnet

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) promotes international-style target archery as part of the physical education curriculum in grades 4-12.  The curriculum covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, core strengthening physical fitness and self improvement. 

Teachers attend an eight-hour Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) training program conducted by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ education staff to learn to teach the two week, in-school curriculum.

Students use standardized equipment to shoot at targets placed before an arrow curtain in the school gymnasium.

Participating schools in this year’s tournament included Ball Elementary and Middle Schools, Benton Elementary and Middle Schools, C.E. Byrd High School, Caddo Magnet, Hayden R. Lawrence Elementary, Phoenix Elementary and Middle Schools and Poland Elementary and Middle Schools.

For more information contact John Sturgis at 225-763-5448 or