Central: JROTC Archery Team Competed at The State Archery Tournament

Posted by Communications at 3/22/2017

The Central High School JROTC Archery team competed at the State Archery Tournament at Ben Avery Range, March 4, and the top-ranked female archer in Arizona, Cadet Amelia Bingochea, didn’t disappoint.   She placed first, scoring 284 out of 300 possible points.   Her teammate, Cadet Vy Lam placed fourth overall, scoring 280 of 300.  Both girls qualified for the Nationals, to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, May 11-13.  Bignochea not only bested 85 high school girls, but she placed first among the 212 female competitors.  Her coach, 1st Sergeant Ronnie Hurt is a competitive archer himself, and teaches archery at the annual JROTC Junior Leadership Camp each summer.  

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Central High was the recipient of a $3,000 donation from the Arizona Cardinals and Wells Fargo, March 22.  Big Red, the mascot, cheerleaders and members of the Cardinal front office and Wells Fargo representatives presented the check for the Wells Fargo Passing Touchdowns for Schools.  Each year, Wells Fargo donates money for every touchdown pass the Arizona Cardinals complete.  Central was one of five schools that was selected for this donation.