PERU, N.Y. — “Every moment I spend getting to pursue my passion has been a privilege,” said Perry Marvin, member of the 2017 Bassmaster High School All-American program presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods.
Marvin, a senior at Peru Central High School and member of the Adirondack Anglers bass fishing team, has earn two championship wins in the past year — a high school state championship on the St. Lawrence River and a high school regional championship on Lake Champlain. He is a three-time New York State SAF High School champion, the 2016 SAF High School Regional champion and is the youngest angler to ever represent New York on the 2016 TBF State Fishing Team.
“He is a team player who understands that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” wrote Peru High School Principal Christopher Mazzella. “Perry Marvin is respected by his peers and is seen as a leader in our school.”
As president of his bass fishing club, Marvin coordinated the building and installation of a used line depository at the local Peru boat ramp, and he has served as a guest speaker at Plattsburgh State University.
“I spent a lot of time with the young anglers coming up through our program,” Marvin said. “It’s so important to get youth involved early in the outdoors. Too many kids nowadays don’t get to experience this; they spend too much time indoors. It’s important to get them hooked early and show them that there’s so much to love about the outdoors.”
In addition to his time spent on the water, Marvin is the school captain for the Math League, a United Nations school delegate and recipient of the Intermediate Value Theorem Award — Peru Central School.
Marvin is planning to pursue a master’s degree in aerospace engineering.
“I was accepted to Virginia, Tech and I’ll be starting in the fall,” Martin said. “I plan to keep fishing, too. I’m going to be fishing the adult TBFs, other adult tournaments and college fishing through Virginia Tech.”
Bassmaster Elite Series pro David Williams partnered with Marvin to participate in a special Bassmaster High School All-American Bass Tournament held in conjunction with the 2017 Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department event.
“To make the final cut for the High School All-American program, it really leaves you speechless,” Marvin said. “It’s such an honor.”
Read more about the Bassmaster High School All-American anglers on Bassmaster.com and look for their profiles in the September/October issue of Bassmaster magazine.