HENDERSON, Ky. (5/14/13) – Teams from Henderson County Schools competed at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) national tournament conducted at the Kentucky Expo Center and Freedom Hall in Louisville on May 10 and 11.The top four females and top four males in the tournament competed in a scholarship shoot off. Riley Mabe from South Middle School and Maggie Melton from Henderson County High School were two of the nation’s top four female shooters. Riley Mabe placed first in the shoot off, earning $10,000 in scholarship funds. Maggie Melton earned $2,500 in scholarship funds. Both girls were selected as members of the All-American Team giving them the opportunity to be goodwill ambassadors to South Africa in July 2013. While serving as goodwill ambassadors, they will teach archery at local schools and will compete against teams from other countries.
Holy Name Elementary student Nate Wood placed second with a score of 282 in the fourth grade male division;
Cairo Elementary student Spencer Barlett placed first with a score of 287 in the fifth grade male division;
South Middle School student Riley Mabe placed first with a score of 295 in the middle school female division.
Two Henderson County High School students earned top scores. Maggie Melton placed third with a score of 295 and Jessica Byrne placed fourth with a score of 293 in the high school female division.
A total of 9426 students from 28 various states competed in this year’s competition, including 1954 elementary males, 1440 elementary females, 1811 middle school males, 1283 middle school females, 1614 High school males, and 1324 high school females.
Information and photo provided by Danielle Crafton
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