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DNR hosts 12th annual state archery tournament

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources hosted the 12th Annual West Virginia Archery in the Schools State Tournament at the Charleston Civic Center Saturday, March 25.

Students from the following area schools qualified to participate in this year’s tournament: Chesapeake Elementary, Clendenin Elementary, Conner Street Elementary, East Bank Middle, Elkview Middle, Herbert Hoover High, Hurricane Middle, Lakeside Elementary, Poca Middle, West Teays Elementary, Winfield Elementary and Winfield High School.

“DNR staff are very encouraged by the success of the Archery in the Schools Program and the interest in our state tournament,” said Art Shomo, program coordinator. “Because of the continued growth in the tournament, students were required to qualify through a virtual tournament, where we had 1,200 participants, truly making this year’s tournament the best of the best.”

Tournament competition was open only to schools that have received the DNR-sponsored AIS training. For more information on the West Virginia Archery in the Schools Program or to attend the next training, visit the DNR website at


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