Thursday, January 24, 2019

Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) Names McLean Missouri State Coordinator

Williamsburg, KY – Scholastic 3-D Archery has named Katherine (Kathy) McLean as the S3DA Missouri State Coordinator. Katherine is a proud 5th generation Missourian living on a working cattle farm that’s been in her family for one hundred years. She helps out with farm activities as needed but her day job as an IT Account Manager for Bank of Montreal consumes most of her time. Katherine stated that she fell into archery quite by accident when her son got involved with archery as a 4-H project. She soon found herself traipsing around the woods with bug spray and scorecards in hand. Once her curiosity got the best of her and she gave it a try, archery became a passion. Her journey has taken many different paths since that time.

She has competed at the national level in the Indoor, 3-D and Outdoor Target disciplines. In addition to competing, she enjoys sharing the sport with others and is a Certified Level 3 NTS Instructor, USA Archery Judge, and S3DA Advanced Instructor Trainer. She has fulfilled 3 terms as the Missouri NFAA State Director, served as volunteer County 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator as well as many other facets of the archery field. She also enjoys spending time at church.

Katherine is a member of S3DA’s partnering organizations. Katherine will continue to oversee all aspects of the S3DA program in Missouri, including tournaments, trainings, and division of the state into regions that will allow S3DA participants multiple monthly competition venues as close as possible to their home location. Katherine is actively recruiting and hiring Regional Coordinators to oversee and manage individual regions.

Katherine McLean, Missouri S3DA State Coordinator states, “I think there are real opportunities to grow S3DA in Missouri. It is a matter of putting in the time to educate archery shop owners, clubs and schools about the benefits of this great program. I look forward to exploiting all opportunities to promote our youth and S3DA.”

Started in December 2012 by the Scholastic Archery Association, S3DA has grown exponentially as a next step program to follow introductory programs offered as part of 4-H or the National Archery in Schools Program. S3DA addresses the need for a program to bridge beginning target archery experience and more advanced activities such as 3-D shooting and bowhunting. The program currently operates across the United States with hundreds of certified coaches serving

thousands of young archers, grades 3–12.

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