Floyd Dryden Middle School students, from left, Jade Saavedra and Amber Carella pose on Tuesday in the Floyd Dryden gym. The student archers placed fifth in their age division for individuals at the statewide Archery Tournament, held March 12 at Floyd Dryden. As part of their physical education and health classes, Floyd Dryden teachers Molly Box and Bill Byouer include archery skills and safety. This year, the teachers participated in the tournament where about 20 students from sixth to eighth grade competed. Carella and Saavedra qualified for the National Archery Tournament by placing in the top five in the state of Alaska. The National Archery Tournament will be held May 8 and 9 in Louisville, Ky. In order to raise funds for their trip to Kentucky, the girls will accept donations from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 18, at the Archery Range in the Nugget Mall. Then, from noon to 3 p.m., individuals can test their own archery skills and shoot alongside the Floyd Dryden champions. All ages are welcome to shoot. Admission is $5. Those interested in donating funds or mileage tickets to help Carella and Saavedra participate in the National Archery Tournament can call Molly Box at Floyd Dryden Middle School at 463-1850.
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