By Keaton Chia
Archery has provided a unique learning opportunity for the students at St. Michael’s Preparatory School in Silverado, CA. Father Charbel, who was trained at the Easton Van Nuys Archery Center, has used archery as a chance to teach his students both a new skill and Biblical lessons. Archery is a precision sport and it requires strong character traits such as focus, patience, perseverance, and self-awareness. The sport is also an apt metaphor for many life and spiritual lessons.
“We are thankful for the Easton Foundation’s generosity and I am especially thankful as the Dean of Students than we can offer such a wonderful alternative to video games and electronics. Archery has allowed our students to learn a new art and experience the thrill of shooting arrows and growing in concentration, focus and relaxation,” says Father Charbel.