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?
Hannah is a fifth grader at New Way Academy.