Morgan's Story - A Young Girl's Dream
Morgan Floyd stepped up to the shooting line, confident in her love for archery but unsure of the outcome. She needed to score 48 points to ensure a spot on the winners' podium, a goal she had dreamed of for four years. She reminded herself to relax and be satisfied regardless of the outcome, but she struggled with the nervousness typical of a competitive 16-year-old as she drew back her custom-painted pink Genesis bow to aim her first arrow. She knew she had the ability, but had to be calm to shoot her best. Morgan released the arrow and watched it pierce the red ring on the target, scoring 9 points. She followed up with a disappointing 8 and was immediately aware that with only 3 arrows remaining, there was no way she could achieve her 48. Moving beyond her initial feeling of disappointment, she relaxed with relief that the pressure was off, then proceeded to shoot 3 10's to end the round.
As she approached the target to record her score and retrieve her arrows, she noticed that her first arrow was extremely close to the ten ring. Then, as she and her partner knelt down to score the round, they observed the arrow was touching the line. Her 9 was, in fact, a 10. Incredulous, Morgan realized she had her 48!'
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