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Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Marcus Gallegos finishes off his last arrow as he and nearly 1,000 young archers gather to test their skills at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Kids from all over the state represented their schools in the National Archery in the Schools Program event, which took place during the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo.

Kids from all over the state represented their schools in the National Archery in the Schools Program event, which took place during the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo. The National Archery in the Schools Program teaches international-style target archery in physical education classes for grades 4 through 12, usually taken as a two-week PE course. The course covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, concentration, core strengthening, physical fitness and self-improvement. This is the ninth year Utah has staged the tournament, and was the 32nd state to join the program.

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