Grove City Area School District had three divisions compete at the State NASP Tournament this year held at Penn State University. The elementary team consisted of 19 archers, the middle school had three Individual Archers compete, and the high school had six Individual Archers compete.
The elementary archers were:
Morgan Bubenheim, Reese Fabry, Helen Hatfield, Deckoda Hemmerlin, Ryan Hines, Tyler Hines, Gabe Homer-Jones, Amelia Jackson, Ian Jones, Murphy Kershaw, Gweneth King, Clement Lattyak, Mia Mertz, Wyatt Mineer, Madison Mulato, Declan Peterson, Lauren Sweeny, Brody Thompson Alliyah VanZandt.
Middle school: Ethan Ball, Eli Hatfield and Erin Sweeny.
High school: Levi Aldstadt, Katherine Hatfield, Alex Hemmerlin, Laurel Hemmerlin, Eva King and Chananchida (Aom) Tagabut.
The elementary team took 3rd place out of 6 teams at States which qualified them for Nationals. However, the team chose not to travel to Louisville, Ky., for the competition.
Clement Lattyak (elementary) and Katherine Hatfield (high school) both qualified for nationals as individual archers, shooting in the top 10 of their age divisions.
Katherine will compete on Saturday, while Clement will compete on Thursday and Friday.
This is only the 2nd year for the NASP Archery Program at the Grove City Area School District.
All three divisions have come a long way in the past two years, according to Gail Chutz, Grove City Middle School physical education instructor.