The NASP Academic Archer Award is a new initiative by the National Archery in the Schools Program to recognize the connection between archery and academics. Archery is a part of the in-school curriculum for students in grades 4-12 and an extra curricular sport after school. Involvement in archery tends to engage some students that may not be engaged by other traditional sports and activities. We want to encourage more archers to become engaged in school and get the most out of both worlds. This award recognizes those archers who are excelling in both archery and academic arenas.
Mount Vernon School Administrators and the Mount Vernon Shooting Sports Board have approved the following criteria for the NASP Academic Archer Award.
Mount Vernon Archery Club Criteria:
- Mount Vernon student archers in grades 6-12
- Archers in good standing with Mount Vernon Archery Club
- Archer’s current league season attendance for practices and events shall be at least 70% or higher
- Grade point average is 3.5 or higher (based on previous calendar year’s 2nd semester and 1st semester GPAs)
NASP Academic Archer Award:
- Recipients grades 6-8 will receive certificate and recognition at the Mount Vernon Archery Club Banquet in March.
- Recipients grades 9-12 will receive certificate, patch and recognition at the Archery Banquet in March.
- All recipients are designated as Academic Archers through NASP and his/her name is in a drawing for a Genesis bow or Easton arrows to be announced at Nationals in May.
2016 Academic Archer Award recipients: