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March 30, 2013

2013 Salem News Gymnastics All-Stars

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LORALEE SMITH

Beverly, Senior 

Helped the Panthers to third consecutive 9-0 season and Northeastern Conference title ... Last season, Smith earned the Most Improved Gymnast Award at the team banquet ... Qualified for state individuals in both vault and bars ... Headed the University of New Hampshire to study athletic training ... Maintains a 3.2 grade point average ... Scored a 9.175 on vault and an 8.2 on bars this season .... Was selected to represent Beverly at the Senior National Meet in Fort Myers, FL this May. 

JULIA VALENTI

Danvers, Freshman

A North Reading freshman, Valenti competes level 8 club gymnastics at Yellow Jackets and helped the Falcons to states this season ... Recorded a 9.2 on vault and a 9.0 on floor ... Was one of three gymnasts to compete in the all-around for Danvers this year along with teammate Roni Levine ... Honors student ... Qualified for Individual States on bars, vault and floor ... A three-sport athlete, the 15-year-old also plays soccer and runs track ... Best meet came in the win against Masconomet in the regular season. 

MINA SHERNAN

Masconomet, Junior 

Competed in the all-around for the Chieftains this season ... Placed 9th (all-around) and 7th (bars) at Individual States ... Was named a Cape Ann League Athlete of the Week during the regular season ... Competed on Massachusetts Regional and Eastern National teams for the past two consecutive year ... Maintains a 4.39 and is a member of the National Honor Society and French Honor Society ... Northeastern Conference/CAL MVP ... Credits her family for supporting through all the ups and down and pushing her to be the best she can be. 

SAM KINNALLY

Peabody, Sophomore

Took home her team's Most Valuable Player award this season ... Was named Tanner of the Week ...Maintains a 3.9 grade point average is on the Dean's List ... Thanks her coach Jeanne Flynn for being the most dedicated coach she's ever had ... Recorded a season-best 32.2 on the all-around against Gloucester... Put up her high score of the season on the vault with an 8.6 against Wakefield ... Was the team's highest scorer in the all-around. 

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