Prosper middle school archery competed at the Archery World Tournament in Orlando, Florida, from July 21-22 hosted by the National Archery in the Schools Program.
Both Reynolds and Rogers middle schools combined to finish 38th out of 66 middle school teams. Nearly 300 school districts from around the country competed, including elementary, middle and high school programs.
“It was a great opportunity for our students to compete against students from other states and nations,” Prosper parent and coach Becky Hedges said. “It just shows how hard they’ve worked on their skills of composure and practicing so that they could do well in the tournament.”
Over half of the 30 students on Prosper archery team attended the tournament, which was the first time Prosper archery had an opportunity to perform at thid competitive level. That chance came in its first official season after forming last fall.
Seven boys and nine girls competed for Prosper. Andrew Day was the highest finisher for the Eagles, placing in the 11th percentile of all middle school boys. Seventh grader Calleigh Archer was the top Prosper performer among girls, finishing 25th out of 212 competitors. In total, five Prosper students notched personal-best scores.
“The thing I was most proud of was how supportive they were of each other and other archers,” Hedges said. “It was a great opportunity for them to be leaders and to represent Prosper.”
Archery communications director Jenn Harber said the middle school team hopes to compete in the tournament next year as well, which is anticipated to be in Nashville, Tennessee. Prosper will also add a high school program this school year and is working on putting an elementary team in place.
More information on the upcoming archery season can be found on the school website and multiple social media platforms.