Emily began her archery career in 5th grade as a part of the inaugural archery team at her school in Christiana, TN. She first picked up a bow in October 2021. Her fall shoots were hard. She often ended up with double-digit scores and struggled to stay on-target.
In January, 2022 she got her own bow. It was a game changing moment for her. She began to practice daily, welcoming and following through with feedback from those around her. Each week, her scores increased, and the number of misses dropped. She began to medal in the local tournaments. Her confidence was soaring. As the State tournament rolled around, she was on a roll. At State, she shot two perfect rounds in Bullseye and placed third not only in Bullseye but also 3D, which she had no way to practice outside of local tournaments.
Simultaneously, she began to experience greater success in the classroom, receiving numerous awards for academic success as well as being recognized for her character.
When she started 6th grade, she changed schools and teams but has continued to show leadership and determination. This year, she has set a Bullseye PR of 275, and her coaches have complimented her leadership. We are incredibly proud of Emily’s accomplishments both on and off the range!