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MDHA, DNR partner to give St. Francis an archery grant

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd received a $3,200 “Archery in The Schools” Grant.

The Minnesota DNR provided a $1,600 matching grant. The rest of the $3,200 was contributed by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association/Brainerd Chapter, James and Patricia Stroot, Jesse and Desiree Hopkins, Arthur and Joyce Vadnais, Scott and Patricia Engelstad, Lee and Jerilyn Arendt, and an anonymous donor. Any new contributions will be used to augment, repair, and maintain equipment.

The Minnesota DNR Archery in the Schools program introduces Minnesota students to archery by providing schools with the best equipment, training, and curriculum available at the lowest possible price. It is part of the National Archery in the Schools program.

Mikkey White, the P.E. teacher, will receive training and participate in an archery education program designed by NASP. Equipment is included and includes: 10 right-handed and two left-handed Genesis Bows, five Block FITA bull’s-eye targets (36 inch), 10 dozen full-length aluminum arrows, one safety backstop net, and one equipment repair package.

St. Francis students in kindergarten through eighth grade will have the opportunity to learn archery at an age-appropriate level.

More information may be obtained by contacting 829-2344.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.