Chelsea McGowan (above center), who will be a junior at The Villages Charter School, is the national champion in Scholastic 3D Archery. She and her family traveled to Metropolis, Illinois, for her to compete in the archery event at Mermet Lake State Conservation Area.
“I love archery because when my grandfather died, doing it kept me from getting depressed,” Chelsea says. “I love the people I meet, and it’s so relaxing for me. Winning that national championship was just incredible.”
Chelsea also received two archery scholarships along with her award.
Chelsea is the daughter of Patrick and Sabrina McGowan.