This spring, over 20 students competed in the California National Archery in the Schools Program tournament (CANASP) tournament both individually and as a team, and were competing against schools who have been doing archery for many years. As a team, BCS did an amazing job for the first tournament in the first year of our archery program.
Individually, 8th grader Skyler Rosenberg scored high enough to be the #1 middle school archer in California for the year. He came in 3rd place overall in the tournament coming in behind two veteran high school students.
After the tournament, Skyler’s mom Kate had this to say about the unique opportunity to pursue a sport like archery at BCS:
"Skyler is learning the exhilaration of following his heart... of jumping in and trying something new simply because it feels joyful, without worrying about succeeding. It is powerful to take risks and explore activities in a low pressure and fun way. Archery requires a uniquely calm and singular focus which balances other demands of being a middle school student in Silicon Valley."
We also had two more students with impressive finishes in their first tournament: Anderson Wang placed 7th for the middle school boys division and Alisha Xiong placed 3rd for the 6th grade girls division.
All of the archers did an amazing job representing BCS during the tournament. Congratulations Mr. Stark and the entire archery team for this tremendous accomplishment!
You can read more about our archery program in this article from the Los Altos Town Crier.