Friday, January 9, 2009

Straight arrow students

Wickliffe Middle students again will be participating in the National Archery in the Schools Archery archery tournament, set for March 6 in Columbus.

The school has been a participant in the program for three years, and though the participants have not scored near the top they are an energetic group that take their sport seriously.

Heading up the program is Michelle Reda, the school's art teacher.

Each student pracices once a week from 3 to 5 p.m. in the school's gymnasium.

In the actual competition, the students will fire 15 arrows at targets set at 10 meters and 15 arrows at targets set at 15 meters.

So far this year the Ohio Division of Wildlife reports that more than 700 students have signed up for the tournament; up from last year's total tournament figure of 659students.

In all, the archery program attracts about 20,000 student participants.

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