Riley Marx - Texas Interview by Michelle Sicard Nomination by Don Marx Photography by USA Archery and Catherine Marie Photography Issue 21 - Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Riley Marx is a Junior and a member of the National Honor Society at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. She is also one of the best Female Olympic Recurve Archers in the Nation. She is a member of USA Archery’s Regional Elite Development Team, USA Archery’s Regional Dream Team, a National 4H Shooting Sports Ambassador, a Pro Staff Shooter at Fulcrum Archery and the Founder of Archers4Tobi. She has taken her love for archery and loss of her Aunt to create a group of young archers that are dedicated to helping families of breast cancer.
Image by Catherine Marie Photography
How difficult has it been to study with your athletic endeavors? Is there any advice you would give to someone who is so involved in both? Unlike most I have chosen not to homeschool which is very difficult at times. At times it forces me to compromise the amount of time I can dedicate to a particular activity. My piece of advice would be to be persistent. At times you are going to fail but you have to push through.
What opportunities have you received for being a member of NHS? I have been able to become more involved with my school and my community.
What led you most to create Archers4Tobi? I wanted to make a charity in honor of my aunt Tobi who passed away and I saw an opportunity to do this through archery.
What is your ultimate dream for the organization? To comfort as many families as possible.
Riley will be featured in Issue 21 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!