A team from Rome’s Staley Elementary School is scheduled to take part in the 11th annual National Archery in the Schools Program tournament at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse Friday.
The team from Staley school was among those listed in an announcement by officials from the state’s Department of
Staley’s team is among those from 32 schools, involving some 600 students taking part in the event, according to the DEC announcement.
Other nearby schools will also be represented at the tournament, the DEC announcement said. These schools include Madison Central, and South Lewis, Port Leyden, Glenfield and Harrisville from Lewis County.
Divisions are high school, grades 9 through 12; middle school, grades 6-8; and elementary, grades four and five.
Awards will be given in each of the three divisions for first through 10th places, the DEC added.
Archers who place in the top 10 in their division and teams that place first in each division qualify to compete in the national tournament in May in Louisville, Kentucky.
Last year’s state competition drew 485 students from 25 school districts across New York, and a brief video of last year’s tournament can be viewed on DEC’s YouTube page.