NASP archery tournament March 23 in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. – More than 800 students from 36 schools around the state are expected to compete in the annual National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) state tournament March 23 in Lincoln.

The event takes place at Speedway Sporting Village, 345 Sporting Village Drive. Action begins at 9 a.m. and will continue through the afternoon.

NASP is a national target archery program for students in grades 4-12. More than 280 schools in Nebraska have NASP as part of their curriculum, with nearly 35,000 students participating. Nationally, more than 2 million students take part in the program.

“NASP teaches a life skill to boys and girls of all abilities,” said Aaron Hershberger, outdoor education specialist with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “It builds confidence, stimulates improved educational performance, and teaches patience and discipline.”