The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) expect more than 1,300 student archers from around the state to compete at the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) fourth annual state tournament on Saturday, March 23, at the University of Central Missouri Multipurpose Building, 500 S. Washington Ave., in Warrensburg. The state tournament, which will begin at 8 a.m., is free to watch and open to the public.
Student archers who shoot a qualifying score at the state tournament will earn a spot at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) World Championship in St. Louis June 28-30 at the America Center and Edward Jones Dome.
MoNASP is coordinated through MDC and CFM in partnership with participating schools and numerous supporting organizations throughout the state. MoNASP is an affiliate of NASP and promotes education, self-esteem and physical activity for students in grades 4-12 through participation in the sport of archery.
More than 58,000 Missouri students from 266 schools participate in MoNASP. Since NASP's beginnings in 2002, more than 10 million students have participated in the program through more than 10,000 schools in 47 states and six countries.
For more information, including participating schools and communities, visit mdc.mo.gov and search “MoNASP.”