Dedication Pays Off for Gymnast Avery

Avery is a very sweet girl and busy girl. She is a competitive gymnast but still manages to excel in school.

How long have you been in gymnastics and where do you attend?

I have been in gymnastics for three years. I am on the competitive team at Arizona Sunrays. I really like the coaches especially Jenna and Amanda. My favorite event is bars.

How much time do you spend training?

I spend 12 hours a week training which includes a dance class. During meet season I usually have a meet every other weekend. Meet season goes from January through May. Summer is the time I get to work on new skills.

You are also on the principal’s list, what does that mean?

It means that I got straight As for the first two quarters this year. I am currently in the third quarter. I really like reading and spelling.

What else do you like to do besides gymnastics?

Sometimes I like to draw. I also really like to build Legos. I also like to play with my dogs.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be be a marine biologist, a vet or a college gymnast. I really like fish and dolphins. I also like house pets like dogs and cats.

Avery is a fifth grader at Freedom Academy.

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