I am a level 10 gymnast at Galaxy Gymnastics in New York. My coaches are Jamie Winkler, Sasha Miretsky, Galina and Sergei Petrouniak. I started gymnastics when I was 3 years old. My daycare was in my gym, so I always went to watch the older girls practice. My dream was to practice with them so one day my mom signed me up for gymnastics classes. I quickly began to love the sport, from swinging on the bars, to walking on the beam. I was eventually invited to be on the gymnastics team. I remember my first level 4 competition because I received my first ever medal. I won some competitions, and I also lost some, but that made me a stronger gymnast overall. Step by step, level by level I began to compete level 10. My last season in level 10, was my best season. This past season, I was the New York State Champion and Regional Champion. At the 2018 Junior Olympic National Championships I placed 2nd on beam, 6th on floor, 7th on bars and 9th place all around, but the biggest win for me was Region 6 placing 3rd all around. Also, this season I received a full scholarship to UIC to continue my academic and gymnastics career. I cannot believe that I was nominated for Gymnast of the Year for 2018. I am extremely looking forward to have my first season as a college gymnast!