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Annie Oakley
By: Jeremy R.
Washington, Grade 6



Annie Oakley

I want to nominate an amazing woman named Annie Oakley for the Women Choice Award. She was a women who persevered to become the first and best pro woman marksman. She was a woman who cared for people who were in need and she was a woman who never gave up in marksmanship.

To start, she persevered to become the first and best pro woman marksman. When she was only fifteen years old people started to notice that she had a lot of talent in marksmanship. After she got better she went into the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show and won many medals through her career in it. In 1993, she got inducted into the National Women Hall of Fame.

Another example is that she cared for people who were in need. She actually gave up most of her medals to orphans! To help poor orphanages and widows who had a hard time supporting their families, she shot at many charity events. She also campaigned for women to hold paid employments, earn equal pay, and to participate in sports.

Thirdly, she never gave up in marksmanship. In the middle of her career she got into a terrible train accident and was injured badly, but right after her recovery she went back to shooting. One year, the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show was going through severe financial problems and was going to have to shut down. In order to save it she set up different acts for the audience and worked very hard at them. She also set up extra shooting acts with her husband to give the audience more entertainment.

To summarize it up, I think that Annie Oakley should be nominated for the Women Choice Award because she persevered to become the first and best pro woman marksman, she cared for people who were in need, she never gave up in marksmanship, and overall she was a great woman.




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