“I moved from Wisconsin to West Des Moines, Iowa, two years ago to train at Chow’s Gymnastics, home of Olympians Shawn Johnson and Gabby Douglas. I train 29 hours a week and go to the U.S. Olympic Training Center once a month in Houston to train under the national staff. I am passionate about gymnastics and hope to represent the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
To support my goals and dreams of being an Elite gymnast, my parents chose Iowa Connections Academy. This school gives me a flexible learning environment, a high-quality curriculum, and teacher support. Social studies is my favorite subject.”