The Tallassee City Schools’ Archery team competed in the NASP® and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on-line charity archery tournament recently. Due to Covid, most events were canceled this year; however, the team represented TCS well in this competition. Our team competes under the auspices of the National Archery in the Schools Program and in partnership with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Coaches Melissa Smith and Deborah Mason noted, “our successful archery season would not have been possible without the support of the parents, the staff at the Tallassee Rec Center, and our volunteers Jamie Patterson and Dr. Daniel Free.

We started a program from the ground up this year.  In our first complete year, we have taken students who have never shot a Genesis bow and taught them the basics of archery safety and helped them improve their accuracy and their score. 

To say that we are proud of these students is an understatement. They were dedicated to the process and determined to improve each practice.”

The Tallassee City Schools’ team scored as follows in the event:

Sr. High Boys Division

1st Place- Michael Smith

2nd Place- Carsen Griffith

Jr. High Boys

1st Place- Nathan Mason

3rd Place- Gaines Nolin

5th Place- Owen Bentley

Elementary Boys

2nd Place- Grayson Hammonds

Jr. High Girls

1st Place- Addison Wright

2nd Place tie- Adyson Hathcock & Addie Patterson

5th Place- Olivia Hammonds

6th Place- Jasmine Cox

Virtual Format Overview:

· The archers shot 15 arrows @10 meters and 15 arrows @15 meters to qualify.

o 10 Meters: 5 arrows for practice, three 5 arrow ends (15 arrows) for score.

o 15 Meters: 5 arrows for practice, three 5 arrow ends (15 arrows) for score.


 About the event and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

In NASP® we are "Changing Lives one arrow at a time". NASP® and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are joining forces in an on-line charity archery tournament to expand our influence to "Saving Lives one arrow at a time".

For more information about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:

"Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children."