(l-r back): WC Assistant Coach Dallas Hoskins, WC Assistant Archery Coach Gary Cross, and WC Assistant Coach Clint Edwards
(l-r front): WC Head Coach Forrest Shelton, Arin Edwards, and Lindsey Wilson's Head Archery Coach Mike Willis
(l-r back): WC Head Coach Forrest Shelton, Lindsey Wilson's Head Archery Coach Mike Willis
(l-r front): Anita Edwards, Arin Edwards, and Greg Edwards
Arin Edwards signs with Lindsey Wilson as her parents observe
Anita Edwards gave her daughter a prideful hug and kiss on the cheek
Congratulations to Wayne County High School graduating senior Arin Edwards on earning a full academic/archery scholarship to attend Lindsey Wilson College, located in Columbia, Kentucky. The recent 2018 graduate signed with the Blue Raiders' brand new Archery Program at the end of the school year.
Arin and her parents, Anita and Greg Edwards, participated in a signing ceremony with Lindsey Wilson Archery Coach Mike Willis, who is building a new program for the four-year private college. Arin is well deserving of this scholarship due to her dedication to her sport, while consistently maintaining a near perfect grade point average. She will enter college with at least 15 credit hours after taking dual credit courses like Biology, Math, English, Psychology and Communications.
She particularly excels in Science and plans to obtain a degree in Health Science to prepare for a career as a radiologist. She was inspired to enter the health field after both of her uncles experienced cancer. She wants to help other families that went through what her family went through, realizing it is one of the biggest obstacles anyone can face.
Arin is a good example of how a young shooter can excel if they develop their talent by dedicating themselves to continual practice to improve. She has been involved in archery since she was in elementary school. She was introduced to the team sport through the 4-H Archery program when she was in third grade. She participated in the 4-H Shooting Program through eighth grade. She also was a member of the school archery program for seven years. She participated in the national school competition held in Louisville with her high school team for the past three years in a row.
“Arin is a hard working young lady,” said Wayne County Schools Archery Coach Forrest Shelton. “I have enjoyed coaching her in NASP and 4-H Archery. She has a long history in the Wayne County NASP Archery Program. Arin has improved every year and turned into an excellent shooter.”
Even though she has been dedicated to archery, she also found time to be a member of FFA and student government at Wayne County High School. In addition, she is an active member of Fall Creek United Baptist Church and is employed at Jozie’s Diner.