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Archery becomes most popular sport at Great Hearts Arete Academy in Gilbert

Posted at 6:24 PM, May 23, 2023

GILBERT, AZ — At Great Hearts Arete Academy in Gilbert, archery has become the most popular sport on campus.

It started seven years ago with one child, but they now have more than 100 students participating from fourth grade through high school.

Their elementary, middle, and high school levels all have teams that compete.

In fact this year, two grade levels won the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) state championship.

All three levels then qualified at NASP Nationals to compete in the NASP World Championship in South Carolina next month.

The program really hits the bulls-eye by the way its changed lives beyond just the competition's success.

One child with cerebral palsy has taken up the sport and gained a huge support group of friends because of it.

Another child with autism has also benefited from the program.

Check out their amazing journey in the video above.