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Minnesota Archery Tournament Winners Receive Lifetime Licenses

From Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

-- A student from North Campus High School and another from Grand Rapids High School each received their choice of a lifetime hunting or fishing license for winning the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament held in March. Dozens of other winners in various categories were also honored.

Chantelle Skarda of North Campus High School in White Bear Lake finished first in the female category and Ryan Dumm of Grand Rapids High School finished first in male category for individual high school competition. In addition to lifetime licenses, Skarda and Dumm also received Genesis bows.

"Nearly 600 students from throughout the state participated in the tournament," said Kraig Kiger, DNR shooting sports program administrator. "The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) keeps involving more schools, more students and more families in a safe and supervised activity that can last a lifetime."

The top five male and female individuals in the elementary, middle school and high school divisions were awarded medals for their efforts and earned an opportunity to attend the NASP national championships on May 10 in Louisville, Ky.

Teams finishing first earned an opportunity to participate in the NASP National Championships. The top teams in each age group in the national and state divisions received a trophy. Plaques were awarded to teams that finished in second and third place.

Also, the DNR selected Jack Wachlarowicz of White Bear Lake as NASP Coach of the Year. He was chosen because of his students' involvement with a wide variety of activities and his ability to maintain a well-rounded and respected NASP program. Wachlarowicz will serve on the committee that selects next year's coach of the year.

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