I am currently a senior at Penn-Trafford High School. I began gymnastics at the age of 3 when I went to summer camp at Kasamon Gymnastics. Jutec taught me the basics and gymnastics and ballet. I quickly moved to the team. I have been competing since the age of 6. I have been at Ultimate Gymnastics for 6 years. This is my second home and I consider my coaches and other gymnasts as family. Now in my twelfth competitive season, I am a level 9. Through my gymnastics career I have qualified and competed in States every year and last year qualified for Regionals as a level 9.
I have assisted coaching a Special Needs program for two years. I’ve also coached pre-team gymnasts. This will be my second year coaching Level 2. As a young gymnast, I always looked up to the older girls knowing I wanted to be like them. Now that I am a coach, it makes me very proud to pass along my knowledge and skills to the younger girls. I truly enjoy watching them grow and learn new skills.
Through gymnastics I have gained so much. Not only am I physically strong, I have learned to handle the challenges of a full honors schedule at school and practicing at the gym four to five days a week. I have learned to compete independently and as a team.
I plan to attend Penn State University for Forensics upon graduation.