Student archers qualify to compete at the state archery shoot

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Seniors Megan Brown and junior Marissa Brown prepare to take aim at their target in Lincoln.

Zach Swiger, Staff Writer

Six individuals and the archery team as a whole qualified for the state archery shoot and are scheduled to shoot March 27 and 28, at Tan-Tar-a.

On the second day of the qualifying shoot , three individuals qualified for state, these include senior Megan Brown, who has qualified every year since she was a seventh grader, eighth grader Allison Thomas and fifth grader Maranda Burke.

“It’s a lot of fun to compete with people equally as good and even better than I am,” said Brown. “It is a good experience.”

On the third day of the qualifying shoot the archery team as a whole qualified for state.

“It is quite an honor to be able to go to state,” said freshman Cash Miller.

On the fourth day of the qualifying shoot, three more individuals qualified for state, these include junior Cierra Drake, freshman Rayne Faulconer and seventh grader Tyler Findley.

“I’m excited to be going to state,” said Drake

“I feel honored to be given the opportunity to go to state,” said Faulconer.

As the state archery shoot approaches, the archers are preparing themselves to compete.

“I am going to focus so I can get myself in the right mindset,” said Faulconer.

“We are going to practice a lot, but most importantly have fun,” said archery coach Jackie Downing.