My name is Sarah Peavey and growing up I did not have many hobbies because unlike most people I did not have a special talent; there was nothing I was exceptionally good at. In 2010, I moved to Asbury High School and got involved in the AG program taught by Casey Smith and within a few months I was introduced to the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP®). Archery was something I had never tried and never imagined participating in but I began practicing and eventually made the team with the help of Darryl Moore, a member of Marshall County Bow Hunters that volunteers his time towards helping the NASP® Team at Asbury High School. Archery has been a very important part of my life for three years now and I have competed in several competitions, but I can’t take the credit for my accomplishments because none of this would have been possible without the help of Darryl. Many times I would become discouraged and get angry with myself for not doing good enough but Darryl would always be there encouraging me and he would say “Make It up next time.” Those words follow me in everything I do, not just archery. Today, I am now helping coach students at Asbury and I now understand why Darryl, willingly, helps us even though he receives nothing, he gets the most important thing of all, the satisfaction of helping others. My first day helping coach I walked students through the steps I had heard over and over from Darryl and to my amazement they actually listened and began shooting well. That day I was told that I was a wonderful teacher and a miracle worker and hearing those words made my heart soar, but again the credit can’t go to me because without the help of Darryl I would still be the shy girl that wasn’t good at anything. He has influenced my life in so many ways. With the help of Darryl. I became a great archer and in his words, “I completed my circle, from student to teacher.” I hope to continue my archery journey long after I graduate because archery has made a major difference in my life and has shown me that I can be good at something. I would like to thank Casey Smith for keeping our archery team together, Darryl Moore for spending his time and money to help each and every member of the team be the best that they can be, and I would also like to thank the Marshall County Bow Hunters for giving me the opportunity to be here today and to tell my story.
My NASP® Story
Asbury High School