ORLANDO, FLORIDA: October 10, 2010 – Stand eleven steps away, check your stance, eye the center of the target, pull the arrow back, feel the tension of the compound bow, take a slow breath, aim and… release. Bulls-eye! For months this has been the regimen for each competitive archery student on The Roger Bacon Academy’s (RBA) archery team. And that practice has paid off big time on a global scale at the National Archery in the Schools Program® (NASP®) World Tournament.
“We are so proud of the accomplishments of all our archery team students at the NASP® World Tournament,” said T.J. Beamer Archery team coach for The Roger Bacon Academy, “but we are especially thrilled with the ‘World Champion’ ranking of Hunter Johnson.”
The archery team, only in its first year, did well enough in the National tournament to compete in the NASP® World Tournament. Held in Orlando, FL this weekend, the tournament invites the best competitive archers from around the world in three divisions of boys and girls competition: elementary, middle school and high school. The RBA team of twelve did well with an overall ranking of 14th – making all the archers on the team in the top 100 of world competition. But stand out Hunter Johnson, a seventh grader at The Roger Bacon Academy’s Charter Day School, earned “World Champion” status in the Middle Division by ranking 4th out of all middle school competitors. His scores also were good enough to land him with an overall ranking of 11th out of 900 total competitors in all categories. Total middle schools that have competed to this point in the NASP® are 3,700 archery teams.
The National Archery in the Schools Program® brings the sport of archery to millions of students in schools across the United States. Designed to teach International style target archery in physical education class 4th-12th grades, core content covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, core strengthening physical fitness and self-improvement. Students shoot at 80 cm bulls-eye targets placed before an arrow curtain in their gymnasium or an outdoor range. Equipment used is state-of-the art and designed to fit every student.
Charter Day School is a tuition-free, open enrollment public school in southeastern North Carolina. Since 2000, Charter Day School has focused on quality education and is a premier performance-driven year round school. Widely recognized as a compelling choice to conventional public education the school has built a reputation for retaining dedicated and highly qualified teachers that give students a strong and proven academic foundation. Charter Day School has received numerous awards, including the designation of being a Top-25 School for Academic Growth and of Excellence in the state of North Carolina.
www.charterdayschool.org – “Excellence Without Excuses”