She bested 390 other entrants with a score of 285, including 18 in the center target, known as "10s". It was six shots better than second place Mallory Spring of Maysville (Ohio) Elementary School.
Banister is the second straight Trigg female to win at the national level. Amber Abate won the middle school division last year.
Shaye Patterson (bottom right) finished fifth with a score of 274, while Emily Holder (272) was seventh, Shateanna Stewart (270) was 10th, Kelsey Miller (262) was 24th, Kaila Cunningham (261) was 25th, and Kayla Bingham (260) was 31st.
For the guys, Jake McNab finished 13th with a score of 275, which was 14 points behind the winner, Mitchell Monforton of Grandview (MN) Middle School.
Brandon Schaffer was 55th with a score of 260.
Those scores helped Trigg County finish second in the elementary division with a score of 3,171 -- just seven points behind Meigs Intermediate School of Middleport, Ohio. Maysville Elementary School of Zanesville, Ohio was third with 3,096 points.
In the Middle School Division, Sloane Patterson finished sixth with a score of 279, including 15 "10s". That score was 11 points behind the winner, Meaghann Dunn of Stuart Pepper Middle in Meade County.
Katie Coons finished 21st with a score of 272 and Ellen Shipley was 22nd with an identical score of 272. Hannah Cross (260) finished 53rd and Amanda Fowler (260) was 55th.
For the guys, Matt Brokering finished 24th with a score of 278 that included 15 "10s". Landon Sumner was 32nd (277); and D.J. Wilson was 46th with a score of 273.
Trigg County Middle School finished in fourth place overall. Henderson South Middle School won with a score of 3,334 -- just four points better than Stuart Pepper Middle School from Meade County.
At the High School Division, Taylor Davis led Trigg County with a seventh place finish. Her score of 285 included 18 "10s" and was 11 points behind the winner, Courtney Campbell of Meade County.
Danielle Reddick finished eighth with a score of 281. Haley Thomas (279) finished 11th; while Atalya Ayala (278) was 17th; Jennifer Hyde (274) was 25th; and Emily Shipley (265) was 58th.
In the Male Division, Timmy Blakeley was 34th with a score of 283, followed by Grady Cofield in 38th with a score of 282; and Shawn Sizemore in 76th with a score of 276.
Those scores helped the high school finish third with a total score of 3,331. Henderson County Middle School won with a total of 3,354, and Maysville (Ohio) Middle was second with a total score of 3,347.
Thanks to Joy Colbert for the pictures