2010 NASP OHIO SCHOLARSHIPS
Tyler Finley of Maysville, Kelsey Taylor of Morgan
Win Two-Year Scholarships For Being Top Archers
Tyler Finley of Maysville Middle School and Kelsey Taylor of Morgan High School are recipients of full, two-year scholarships to Hocking Technical College in Nelsonville, Ohio, for being the top male and top female archers at the NASP Ohio State Tournament that was held at the 2010 Arnold Sports Festival.
Tyler, a seventh-grader, helped Maysville win the NASP Ohio State Tournament for the fourth straight year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
“This year’s state tournament was quite a success in many regards,” said Kevin Dixon, shooting sports coordinator for the Division of Wildlife, which coordinates the NASP Ohio program. “The state tournament drew more than 1,000 student archers with 34 of the 45 Ohio teams qualifying for the NASP national tournament in May.”
Kelsey, a senior, also was awarded the Spirit Award, which usually is given in recognition of a team’s enthusiasm and support of fellow archers in the tournament. Kelsey was involved in a serious automobile accident just weeks prior to the tournament. Her determination and dedication led to an overall female archer award for the second year in a row.
The top male and female archers were determined by a shoot-off between the top three boys and top three girls from each of three divisions—elementary, middle and high school.
A total of 1,034 student archers from 45 teams from across the state competed. Each competitor could score a maximum of 300 points by shooting arrows as close to the center of a target as possible.
Awards were given for both teams and individuals who competed well in the elementary, middle, and high school divisions. Thirty-four Ohio teams received qualifying scores, making them eligible to participate in the NASP National Invitational Tournament scheduled for May 7-8 in Kentucky.
The NASP is used to teach target archery right in the school gym. The curriculum covers archery, safety, equipment, technique, concentration skills and self-improvement. For more information on the program, visit www.ohionasp.com.
The Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR web site at www.ohiodnr.com.