Grant Funds High School JROTC Archery Programs at Seven Schools
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs at Kearny, Lincoln, Madison, Morse, Hoover, Crawford and San Diego high schools were awarded a $40,000 grant from the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) to establish an archery program. The grant funds archery equipment and replacement parts at each school site and sponsors teacher certification and training through the Basic Archery Instructor course.
In California, the National Archery in the Schools Program, or CalNASP, is administered through the Department of Fish and Game. The CalNASP program is aligned to Physical Education Model Content Standards for California and offers students and JROTC programs additional aspects to their physical education curriculum. Participating schools are also invited to compete in NASP sanctioned tournaments at state, national and international levels.
Kearny High School served as the pilot site for this program in 2011, where it gained immediate popularity and success. In their first year of competition, Kearny JROTC students were recognized as the California Archery State Champions and had several cadets ranked nationally.