Wylie High School students don’t have to be gifted in music or athletically inclined to find their niche in a fairly new activity at school: archery.
Students in AHMO Bowmen will travel to Belton this week to participate in the state archery tournament, where 200 schools will be present.
The archers are in their fourth year of the activity, which is a club and not part of the curriculum. Practices are outside the school day, and students do fundraising to go to the state tournament. Equipment is lent to the archery group from the PE program. The outdoor adventures class has archery as part of it curriculum and lends equipment to AHMO Bowmen.
Michelle Bellamy, sponsor of the archery club, explained the genesis of the program, as the very first tournament students went to, they took first place.
Wylie archers competed against Plano and Allen, the latter of whom has its own dedicated archery center. In the second, third and fourth years, the WHS archers qualified for state.
By Don Munsch • [email protected]