TWIN BUTTES — Students at Twin Buttes School are learning to become archers.
By BRYCE MARTIN
Posted March 21, 2014
Fawnah Muma, a paraprofessional at the school, runs an afterschool program geared towards the practice of an age-old sport: archery.
Nine students from Twin Buttes, and three students attending school elsewhere but originate from Twin Buttes, take part in the curriculum by the National Archery in the School Program (NASP). The students represent Twin Buttes at the local Archery Tournaments provided under NASP regulations.
A shoot-out was held March 8 in Wilton where the students from Twin Buttes competed against other similar programs. Maddie Weigum of Twin Buttes placed third overall.
The program is designed to reach all students, whether rural, urban or special needs, and teach archery as a lifetime skill that gives the individual the ability to choose whether to continue target shooting or try other venues.
Students from 5th to 8th grade take part in archery during their physical education classes each Monday and Wednesday.
The NASP reports that 77 percent of students report going through the program was their first time to experience archery.