BRONSON, MI (WTVB) - The Bronson Schools Archery Program will have new equipment this year, thanks to receiving two grants this fall. Teacher and Program Advisor, Susan Quiter applied for grants from the MEEMIC Foundation and United Educational Credit Union’s Bright Ideas Program.
“I received notices early this fall we would be receiving the requested amounts,” noted Quiter. The funds have been used to purchase replacement supplies for the program. “We were able to order 4 new targets, 12 dozen arrows, 10 arrow rests, 8 replacement bow strings, and materials to re-stuff the targets when needed with the Bright Ideas funding.” Quiter added the funds from the MEEMIC Foundation will be used to purchase 3 3-D targets and stands, 2 National Archery in the Schools Program official Rinehart targets, bow cables, and a new fletching device. The program serves two groups: high school students taking the 6-week elective class during the May term, and any student, grades 7 through 12, in the Archery Club.
The Archery Club is an afterschool program that meets twice per week from January through early March. In addition to helping students develop micro and macro motor ability, listening and observation skills, the club gives students the opportunity to meet new people, learn a new sport, and have fun in a safe environment.
(courtesy Bronson Community Schools):