This is always a bittersweet time of year as state meet season starts, so does senior recognition. BIO has had at least one senior graduate every year since we’ve started competing. It always brings tears to my eyes as I will sorely miss those that are moving on to the next chapter of their lives and the bright future they have in store. This year is no exception.
Being recognized as a senior in gymnastics is truly an honor and the sacrifices and commitment that these athletes made should never go unnoticed. The dances, football games and so many things that these wonderful athletes have passed up to pursue their passion in this sport is something that should be honored and congratulated. The life lessons they learn of discipline, resilience and commitment are lessons they can take with them throughout their adult lives.
We have been blessed this to recognize two individuals who have been a wonderful presence in our gym and will be missed for sure!
Mackenzie Miller is a graduating senior from Forsyth Central High School. One of twelve children, Mackenzie started gymnasts at the age of two and has pursued the sport throughout her entire scholastic career. Her highlights include scoring a perfect 10.0 on the uneven bars as well as winning multiple local, state and national champion awards. She has qualified for regionals twice as a level 9 and competing as a level 10 in her senior year. Mackenzie also competes all around for the Forsyth Central high school team. In 2016, she was awarded the Georgia Positive Athlete Award. She is a member of the FLOOD Service Organization and the National Honor Society with a current GPA of 4.1 Mackenzie currently coaches for BIO Gymnastic’s competitive team and is a constant encourager at the gym with her bright smile and never give up attitude. Mackenize’s bright future includes majoring in Exercise Science at Kennesaw State University where she will also compete for their club gymnastics team.
Emily Loveless is a graduating senior at Forsyth Central High School and is rounding out her career as a level 8 gymnast for BIO Gymnastics. Emily is ranked 9th in her class and has a 4.2 GPA. She found her passion for gymnastics at the young age of 2 and has pursued the sport her entire scholastic career. Emily’s favorite event is floor. Her tireless work ethic in the gym serves as a great example for her teammates and she always can find a smile to share with those around her. Emily also competes on the Forsyth Central High School Gymnastics team and was on their High School Cheer Team all four years, lettering in both sports. Emily will be attending UGA in the Fall.