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    Sarah takes 49th at Nationals!

    Help me congratulate Junior Sarah May for a fantastic weekend in Louisville Kentucky at the National Archery in the Schools National Championships! Sarah shot a 284 placing her 49thout of 1324 in the high school division. What a great way to end an all starseason for Sarah!

    Season Results:

    7 first place wins!

    1 second place win!

    1 Texas State Championship! “Broke the top score state record”

    49th out of 1324 at Nationals!


    AHS Archer wins State, Team Takes Second

    Archery awards
    Coach Jason Anderson, State Champion Sarah May and AHS Executive Principal along with the second-place state archery team.

    Junior Sarah May won a state championship and Allen High School’s archery team recently placed second in the Eighth Annual State Scholarship Championship hosted by the Texas Archery in the Schools Program in Belton.

    May won first place out of 195 archers in the high school women’s division and will advance to the May national championship in Kentucky.

    Coach Jason Anderson entered two groups in the team competition and Team Group A placed second in the high school division, only four points short of the championship. Team members are Dillon Boyd, Zack Casson, Brook Cooper, Ruston Davies, Chris Dill, Daniel Harper, Trevor Hoberg, Brandon Hutson, Cory Johnson, David Kerrigan, Sarah May, Anna McCloskey, Chris Monday, Jherid Morgan, John Ross Olofernes, Derek Patoskie, Emily Riddell, Carlos Sanchez, Blake Shelhimer, Kevin Shaw, Tiffany Shaw, Jarrett Webb, Megan Westphal, and Chad Wolaver.

    May won a State Champion trophy, a $2,000 scholarship for college, and a new bow. Team Group A was awarded a second place trophy and a $250 Cabela’s gift card, and each member received a medal.

    Burnie Kessner, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department archery coordinator, assisted by AHS Executive Principal Steve Payne and Lowery Freshman Center Principal Jill Stafford presented the awards at the LFC's Allen Archery Arena. Texas Parks and Wildlife sponsors the Archery in Schools program.

    Other students placing in the top 25 of their divisions were:

    Women’s High School: Senior Anna McClosky, eighth place; sophomore Melissa Pettersson, 16th and sophomore Megan Westphal, 19th.

    Men’s High School: sophomore Derek Patoskie, seventh; Kevin Shaw, 12th place; Chris Dill, 16th; Dillon Boyd, 17th; and Brandon Hutson 20th.

    Men’s Middle School: John Decker, fourth; Daniel Mahaffey, 11th; and Isaiah Irby, 17th with 274.

    Women’s Middle School: Theresa Crawford, 25th.

    Sarah May