Area students among Archery in the Schools national tournament winners

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According to a press release from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR), the results are in and some Jackson County students placed highly in the National Archery in the Schools Tournament.

"We want to thank everyone who participated in the Archery in the Schools program this year and extend a big congratulations to all of our teams and students who made our state proud at the national tournament this spring," said Kayla Donathan, who coordinates the Archery in the Schools program for the WVDNR.

Ripley High School placed third in the high school division.

Ripley High School archery team

The following students have qualified for the NASP World Championship.

High school male

  • Levi Radabaugh, Ripley High School
  • Klay Ranson, Ripley High School
  • Jordan Kerns, Ripley High School

High school female

  • Rayne Thompson, Ripley High School
  • Gracie Freeman, Ripley High School
  • Jaiden George, Ripley High School

Middle school male

  • Hunter Harrison, Ripley Middle School

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the national tournament was hosted in a virtual format from April 18-May 9. Each participant shot 30 arrows (15 from 10 meters and 15 from 15 meters) with a maximum score of 300. Because the tournament was virtual, schools were required to shoot a competitive round within the scoring window and submit their scores online. After the competition closed, scores were tabulated and winners were announced.

In addition to well-performing teams, the top 100 boys and top 100 girls in each division are eligible to advance to the NASP World Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C., this June.

For more information about the Archery in the Schools Program, visit www.wvdnr.gov/archery.