St. Stephen's archery stands out at NASP state archery tournament

The 2013 NASP State Tournament qualifying archers representing St. Stephen’s School.

WIMBERLEY – Since 2007, the St. Stephen’s Episcopal School archery program has sent at least one representative to the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) Nationals tournament. This year is no different.
It was a packed house Friday, Feb. 15, as 10 archers represented the St. Stephen’s Episcopal School archery program at the eighth annual Texas-NASP Tournament and Scholarship Championship at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton.
“They were so disciplined, so determined and deliberate,” St. Stephen’s Archery Coach Val Jeter said. “The challenge was to shoot their personal best, and they all excelled.”
Three St. Stephen’s archers finished in the top 10 of their grade level and one advanced to the NASP Nationals tournament.
Fourth grader Katherine Jaime scored high enough to represent St. Stephen’s School at nationals in Kentucky this May; this will be her first appearance at a competition of this level.
“Archery plays a fundamental role in the life of St. Stephen’s students,” Head of School Marsha Acock said. ”In addition to the infectious enthusiasm for the sheer sport of it, the benefits of archery are so great in terms of developing discipline, focus and sportsmanship for our students.”
For additional information, visit ststeveschool.org or contact Acock at marsha.acock@ststeveschool.org or at (512) 847-9857.