APW Students Qualify for National Archery Competition

Ellen Parker and Parker Froats excel at the New York State National Archery in the Schools Program competition.

Ellen Parker and Parker Froats excel at the New York State National Archery in the Schools Program competition.

PARISH – The Archery Club at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District recently participated in New York State National Archery in the Schools Program competition held at SUNY Utica, and two students will be continuing to nationals.

Ellen Parker and Parker Froats excel at the New York State National Archery in the Schools Program competition.
Ellen Parker and Parker Froats excel at the New York State National Archery in the Schools Program competition.

Ellen Parker shot a score of 173 out of 300, taking third place in the high school girls’ division and first place in the 12th grade girls’ division. Ellen placed fourth overall out of 315 shooters.

Parker Froats shot a score of 257 out of 300 and placed eighth in the middle school boys’ competition and third in the eighth grade boys’ division.

Ellen and Parker both qualified for the National NASP competition that will take place in May in Louisville, Kentucky. Last year, 77 students competed at the national level.

In the seventh grade division, Olivia Degraw shot a score of 119, placing 23rd in her very first competition. In the ninth grade division, Julieann Parker shot a score of 219 taking 13th place. In the 10th grade division, Jaiden DeGraw shot a score of 220, placing 13th. Britney Keill shot a score of 194, placing 27th in the 11th grade division. DeGraw placed 63rd overall, and Parker placed 66th overall.

Coach George Parker expressed his pride in all of the students who competed. “All those who shot in the competition did a great job,” he said.

More than 513 students from 23 school districts participated in the eighth annual state tournament.

The maximum score of points possible each student could receive was 300 points.