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Benton Elementary archery team wins world championship

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Benton Elementary School's archery team has been named Elementary World Champions after placing first in a global archery competition. (Source: Bossier Parish School Board) Benton Elementary School's archery team has been named Elementary World Champions after placing first in a global archery competition. (Source: Bossier Parish School Board)
A pep rally will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday to honor the Benton Elementary archery team. A pep rally will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday to honor the Benton Elementary archery team.
BENTON, LA (KSLA) - A pep rally is being held for Benton Elementary School's archery team Thursday after they clinched the top spot at a global tournament over the weekend.

The team of fourth and fifth graders competed at The 2014 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) World Tournament, where they won first place. They faced off against 30 teams from all over the world, including Africa, Canada, England and Mexico.

The team was named elementary state champions for 2014 and placed eighth in the nation at the NASP tournament in May.This win allowed them to compete at the global level.

NASP is the largest youth archery program in the world. At the 2014 tournament, nearly 10,450 student archers competed, setting a new Guinness World Record. The fourth through twelfth graders represented 665 schools in 39 states. 

The pep rally will be held for the elementary world champions at 5 p.m. in Benton Elementary's gymnasium.

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