Senior Spotlight: Lauren Porter
How many years have you been at APEX: 12 years
Favorite memory from your years at APEX: My favorite memory is definitely my first meet back after my back injury. I wasn’t always sure I’d be able to make it to the point where I could compete again. The ability to be able to compete and have my friends, family, and coaches there to support me was an amazing feeling.
Your Favorite Meet: Pink Invitational
Which skill was the toughest for you to learn? The toughest skill for me to get was a giant; it took me forever!
What do you have planned for the future? I plan on attending Texas A&M University next fall to study Meteorology and continue gymnastics with the Texas A&M Club Gymnastics Team.
Do you have any words of advice for younger gymnasts? Always work hard. The effort you put into practice is directly related to your outcome. Always support your teammates as you would want to be supported.
Congratulations to Level 9 Hannah O’Dea who has verbally committed to West Virginia Wesleyan for next season!
Check out this month’s Senior Spotlight – Emily Everhart
How many years have you been at APEX: 9
Favorite memory from your years at APEX:
My favorite memory is when I made my kip on bars for the first time in level 5 at a meet, the Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses meet. I had only made my kip a few times at practice before the meet, and my teammates cheered for me my entire routine.
Your Favorite Meet:
Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses meet
Which skill was the toughest for you to learn?
What do you have planned for the future?
I plan on studying STEM in college.
Do you have any words of advice for younger gymnasts?
Remember why you do what you do.
Class of 2017
Congratulations to Caitie Reyes who will attend JMU in the fall and join their cheerleading program.
Congratulations to Caitlyn Faint who will attend Fairmont State and do Tumbling & Acro
Congratulations to Amy Eck who has committed to the College of Brockport to do gymnastics
Congratulations to Claudia Cardona who was accepted into the Engineering program at Virginia Tech and will do gymnastics there.
Congratulations to Ashley Spangler who will attend Virginia Tech.
Class of 2016
Congratulations to Caitlin Villavicencio who will attend Virginia Tech and plans to do gymnastics.
Congratulations to Abby Whittleton who will attend Virginia Tech and plans to do gymnastics.
Congratulations to Jamie Morris who will attend the University of South Carolina.
Congratulations to Nate Clingman who will attend James Madison University and plans to do gymnastics.
Congratulations to Taylor Noem who will attend William and Mary and join their cheer team.
Class of 2015
Congratulations to Jessica Schaub who will attend Longwood University in the Nursing program & has started coaching.
Congratulations to Kat Friberg who will attend Virginia Tech and plans to do club gymnastics.
Congratulations to Cassidy Gagnon who will attend Virginia Tech to do gymnastics and has started coaching.
Congratulations to Courtney Walker who will attend Penn State University and plans to do club gymnastics.
Class of 2014
Congratulations to Bridgette Schaal who will compete at SUNY Brockport this fall
Congratulations to Abby Reid who will attend WVU in the fall.
Congrats to Madison O’Braitis as she will compete for SUNY Brockport next season!
Congratulations to Jasmine Denizard who will attend Georgia Tech next year!
Congratulations to Rebecca Henry who will attend Penn State University next year and compete on the club gymnastics team!
Congratulations to Kylie Klokis who will attend West Virginia University next year and compete on the club gymnastics team!
Congratulations to Alex Cocozza who will attend VCU next year in the nursing program.
Congratulations to Vicki Vesecky as she becomes a part of the Towson Tigers Gymnastics Team next year!
Congratulations to Maddy Scozzie as she becomes a Cortland Red Dragon next year!
Congratulations to Aaron Meland as he commits to become a Temple Owl next year!
Congratulations to Anli Solly who will attend UVA in the fall.
Congratulations to Matthew Rubright who will head to Ghana for a mission trip followed by joining the United States Marines
Congratulations to Shannon Daily as she accepts her appointment at the US Air Force Academy