New Way Academy Gymnast, Hannah, Talks Olympic Dreams

New Way Academy fifth grader, Hannah, is known on campus for her infectious smile and vibrant personality. As a member of both the Junior Bulldog Cheer Squad and swim team, Hannah is very involved inside and outside of school. Hannah shares a little bit about her passion, gymnastics, and how the Olympics inspired her to try a new sport.

Q. How long have you been doing gymnastics? Why did you get into it?

A. I have been doing gymnastics for two years, since I was eight years old. I decided to start doing gymnastics after I saw Gabby Douglas in the 2012 Olympics. I wanted to be just like her!

Q. What is your greatest accomplishment so far?

A. I started out in Level 1 of Tumble and Trampoline (TNT). I just completed Level 3 with a gold medal and moved up to Level 4, Pre-Team of Tumble and Trampoline.  I am also proud that I can do a round off back handspring.

Q. What do you think it takes to be a successful gymnast?

A. It takes hard work, patience, strength, flexibility, and coordination to be a successful gymnast.

Q. What is your favorite part about gymnastics?

A. I like doing flips! In the future, I would like to be able to do a layout or a back flip.

Q. Are you involved in other school activities?

A. I am on the swim team, dance and cheer team, and the Lower School student government at New Way Academy.

Q. What do you hope to do in the future?

A. In the future, I hope to be a professional gymnast or swimmer and win a gold medal at the Olympics!

Hannah is a fifth grader at New Way Academy.



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