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DeLanie Ryan Brings Home a Fourth Place in World Archery Competition By Cheryl Hughes

The NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) held its World Competition in Daytona Beach, Florida, on June 5th through June 9th.  DeLanie Ryan, daughter of Mikey and Amber Ryan, of Butler County, competed in the elementary girls division.  Thirty-one states were represented in the tournament for 4th grade through 12th grade students.  DeLanie, who competed as a 5th grader, placed 4th out of 356 elementary girls in the Bullseye competition and took 8th place in the 3D division.  She finished with a score of 284 (out of 300) and managed to get two perfect bullseyes in the process.  Her parents, who said they were a lot more nervous than their daughter was, were present to help her celebrate.   DeLanie, who has laser focus during competition, said the most nerve-wracking part of the whole event for her was when she had to go up on stage to receive her awards.

 

NASP was co-created right here in Kentucky by the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Department of Education and Matthews Archery in the late summer and fall of 2001 (fw.ky.gov).  The program is currently in 47 states, as well as the countries of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa (wildlife.ca.gov>learning>calnasp).


The NASP archery program is offered in all Butler County Schools, and information is available at the schools for any student who wants to compete.  Forms are available during the fall semester.


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