Nebraska’s NASP Efforts Recognized
LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission was recognized for its work with the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) at a banquet May 10 in Louisville, Ky.
The National Archery in the Schools Program is active in more than 170 schools across Nebraska.
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NASP honored Game and Parks for reaching two milestones: getting the program into at least 100 schools in the state and getting the program in at least 10 percent of all the schools. NASP state coordinator Aaron Hershberger, a Game and Parks outdoor education specialist, accepted the two awards at the NASP conference.
“The state’s efforts represent the work of many individuals and organizations that want to see the positive impacts of archery expanded to students,” Hershberger said.
Hershberger added that the awards also serve as a challenge. "Archery is a life skill in which everyone should have the opportunity to discover and take part. We have a ways to go to meet that.”
NASP has been available in Nebraska schools since 2004. More than 170 schools and 21,000 students participate in NASP each year through the two-week archery curriculum. A state tournament is held each spring in Lincoln.
For more information about NASP, contact Hershberger at (402) 471-6144.