The Hillsboro School District was well represented at the State Archery Tournament in Branson. Both the Junior High and High School teams made a dent and left Branson with trophies in hand! The Hillsboro Jr. High archery team has been working hard and steadily improving since October. That hard work paid off big for the archers earning them a 3rd place finish out of a field of 49 schools! One individual, Peyton Willeford, shot an exceptional score of 290 out of 300 points and took first place among a field of 562 middle school boys! Congratulations Peyton and congratulations to all of the archers for shooting such strong scores.
In just their second year as a team, the High School archers became the 2018 state champions at the high school level!!! In addition to being state champs, they set a new record for the highest score ever shot at the Missouri State Tournament! Congratulations to all members of the archery team for your hard work toward the achievement of this goal! Individual award winners in the top five by gender were Madison Genge in 5th place with a score of 292 and Donald Holupka in 2nd place also with a score of 292 points. Several of the archers also competed in the 3D competition. In the 3D competition, Sophia Holupka took 3rd place female and Donald Holupka took 1st place male and 1st place overall
Both teams qualified for the National Tournament on May 10 in Louisville and are looking forward to representing Hillsboro at the National level.