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Graves Co. archery program to host competition

(Source: Graves Co. Schools) (Source: Graves Co. Schools)

Since the Graves County Schools’ district-wide archery program is growing, organizers want to offer the opportunity for all students throughout the district who are interested, to gather together for a day of team building, comradery, and maybe even a little healthy competition.

It all starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. The day’s tournament awards will be presented at 3 p.m.

This unique and beneficial opportunity for these archers and the GC District is made possible due to the sponsorship of Premier Buildings.

The day-long event will provide the new archers, parents and coaches the ability to experience the structure of what to expect at the competitions or "shoots" and hopefully to encourage their desire to practice and excel as archers. What better way to break the ice than in the comfort of the Eagles’ Nest, with only fellow Graves Countians.

Organizers of the Graves County Schools’ archery program are excited to start the 2015-2016 season and is looking forward to multiple new opportunities across the school district, in Region 1 and throughout the Commonwealth.

They are extremely proud to have elementary programs now at Farmington, Central, Symsonia, and Lowes, as well as the long-standing programs at Wingo and Fancy Farm, with several new coaches coming aboard.

The elementary teams are crucial as feeder programs to archery’s success at Graves County Middle and High schools.

Students in these schools are introduced to the National Archery in the Schools Program during physical education classes, beginning in the fourth grade.

That exposure plants a seed for many students to become archers and to form teams.

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