My name is Anna Rawe and I am currently a sophomore in Missouri. I have been involved in my school’s archery program for the past three years.
I was very excited when I found out that we were getting a NASP® program because of my extensive background in other shooting sports. I competed in pistol and rifle for about 3 years, and I am currently a competition shotgun shooter. Since I was eight-years-old, I have had a love for all things shooting.
I grew up hearing stories from my mom about her archery experiences, and I was very excited to try it on my own. My mom was a competitive archer for many years shooting with IBO, and she went on to many national championships. I was very excited when she took the coaching position for the new program at my school.
An amazing archery team
I have had some amazing experiences through the archery program. I am friends with kids that I probably would have never known were even at my school if it wasn’t for archery. This sport is something that I deeply enjoy and I strive to be better at with every practice.
This past archery season my team was fortunate enough to compete at the State competition. That was such an amazing experience for me to be able to compete against the best in my state. From there, my team advanced to Nationals, which was virtual this past year. After an amazing performance at Nationals, we went on to Worlds in South Carolina. It was such an amazing journey and I am very proud of myself and my teammates for all that was accomplished.
My goal for this 2022 season is to shoot better than my last competition. I am always trying to improve my scores but also improve as a shooter overall. I have always been a kid that was a reacher. I have always wanted to reach for better and strive for my full potential. I am currently a team captain for my Varsity team, and I want to be able to show them that I care about all of them and that I will compete to the best of my ability to help them. I want them to know that I will always push myself to greater things. I want all of my teammates to always know that I will always be here for them if they need anything. I will stick up for my team in anything that may happen.
-Anna Rawe is a 2022 student contributor. Watch for her future submissions.-