Regardless of being the smallest school at this year’s Missouri Archery in the School’s (NASP) State Tournament, PCA’s Middle School archery team shot a qualifying score advancing them on to compete at the National Tournament in Louisville, Ky., in May. This marks the 9th year Perry Christian Academy has had a team or individuals qualify for the National Tournament.
Students and parents spent the day on March 29 at Tan-Tar-a resort in Osage Beach to compete in the Missouri State Archery Tournament. There were 1,300 student archers in 4th-12th grade competing. Along with PCA’s middle school team, fourth grade student Dawson Talbott shot a score of 265 out of 300 to earn him a place in the National Tournament. Dawson shot the high score for PCA’s elementary division at the State Tournament. PCA’s middle school division high scorer for the day was Elizabeth Yancey with a score of 274 and the school’s high school division top score was 282 by Jonathan Mickels.
Coach Jim Anderson says he is very proud of the archery students and their record of qualifying for State and National competitions in the nine years PCA has been involved with the Archery in the School Program.