Pep rally honors local school's archery team championship

By Nikki Henderson |

Published 07/14 2014 10:20AM

Updated 07/14 2014 10:24AM

Bossier Parish Schools are celebrating after Benton Elementary's archery team wins the world championship.

You are invited to a special pep rally in their honor at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 17 inside the Benton Elementary gym.

The 2014 National Archery in the Schools Program World Tournament was held over the weekend, where Benton's team of fourth and fifth graders competed against the best archers from across the globe.

They faced off against teams from Africa, Canada, England and Mexico to name a few. When scores were tallied, Benton Elementary placed first out of the 30 teams, clinching the title of Elementary World Champions.

Under the direction of Benton Elementary Archery Coach Perry Norcross, the team was named elementary state champions for 2013-14 and placed eighth in the nation in May at the NASP tournament in Louisville, Kentucky.

At the 2014 National Tournament, nearly 10,450 student archers competed, setting a new Guinness World Record. The 4th-12th graders represented 665 schools in 39 states. Benton's win at Nationals earned them the right to compete at the world level.

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