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Student Archers Give The NASP World Tournament Their Best Shot

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Posted at 10:29 PM, Jul 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:54:13-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Kids from around the globe have been taking aim at Music City and giving it their best shot.

More than 5,000 students from about 300 schools have been in town for the “National Archery in the Schools Program” world tournament.

The event has been taking place at the Music City Center.

The NASP has been encouraging kids to be more active, while also making their school experience better.

"It also helps the kids in school,” said Roy Grimes, NASP President. “They learn to focus, they learn better discipline, they learn better listening skills, teachers use archery as a carrot to get them to behave better. All those things are things that are happening as a result of the kids learning archery.”

At the end of this week's tournament, an All-Star competition was set to be held with the 16 highest-ranking student teams shooting for the top score.