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NASP Academic Archer Program continues to grow in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – Across Nebraska, a record 358 students have been enrolled as 2020 National Archery in the Schools Program Academic Archers.

The NASP Academic Archer Program was established nationally in 2016 to recognize academic achievement among participating student-archers. Since then, Nebraska’s Academic Archer enrollment numbers have increased annually.

All students who fully participate in an in-school NASP archery class or participate on the school archery team at a recognized NASP school and meet local academic criteria for recognition are eligible to be entered for Academic Archer status.

“We are thrilled more and more archery instructors are seeing value in tying the NASP to the academic success of their students,” said Jeff Rawlinson of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “This helps to strengthen the overall program while providing positive recognition for the students, who deserve the kudos.”

NASP is a national target archery program for students in grades 4-12. Approximately 30,000 students in Nebraska and 2.4 million students nationally take part in the program.

For more information on beginning the Academic Archer Program in a school, visit NaspSchools.org/opportunities/academic-archer or contact Game and Parks at ngpc.NASP@nebraska.gov.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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