2019 Graduating Seniors





Kayla Davis
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Julia Mott

Name: Julia Mott

Personal (Family)

Parents: Michael and Jennifer Mott

Siblings: Melissa, Rachel, Natalie, and Rosie

Birth Date: 09/18/01

School District: Oley Valley High School

Favorite Gymnastics Memory: Maggie: “When are we DUNE?”   Meana: “When’s the baby DUEEE?”

Favorite Gymnast: Shawn Johnson

Favorite Event: Beam

Favorite Skill: Double back off bars/ Higgins pike back

 

Favorite Quote for Competition: “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”; “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” – Philippians 4:13

College Plans: Major in Biology with the hopes to pursue a career in medicine, either physician assistant or physical therapy.

Competed In (various states):  Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, South Carolina.

Thank You: First I would like to thank everyone who has impacted my life throughout my journey through berks gymnastics. To my teammates, my best friends, my sisters. Thank you for being my rocks in and out of the gym, there is no way I could have survived all these years without every single one of you girls. Thank you for your encouraging words every day and for always being there for me when I needed it. Second, thank you to my amazing family, because without your constant support, whether it be driving me to practice every day or coming to every single meet just to cheer me on, I would not have been able to continue to do the sport I love. I would also like to thank my dedicated coaches, thank you for always believing in me and helping me to not only become a better gymnast, but a better person. Above all, I would like to thank God for the ability He has given me to do the sport that has helped shape me into the person I am today. Just being capable of doing this crazy sport and being healthy is a blessing. As this chapter in my life comes to a close, I just want to say that I am incredibly grateful to everyone who has helped guide me throughout this part of my life.

Words of Wisdom: Gymnastics is not easy, there will be highs and there will be lows. The highs are exhilarating, but the lows are inevitable; work hard through the worst days because that’s what makes the best days far more valuable. A positive attitude and determination goes a long way and just remember that you get out of the sport what you put into it. Don’t take advantage of your time spent at Berks Gymnastics, it’ll be over before you know it; so, take in every minute and soak up all the incredible opportunities it will provide you with.  This sport will teach you some of the most valuable lessons and allow you to build the greatest friendships. Believe in yourself no matter what, have confidence in everything you do. And always set goals that will force you to be brave and to be bold.

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Mareena Scalia

Personal (Family):

Parents: John and Jacqueline Scalia

Sibling: Mannie Scalia

Birth Date: July 10th 2001

School District: Twin Valley

 

Gymnastics Accomplishments:

Level 5         Year: 2012 PA State Championship 6th Vault, 3rd Bars, 8th Beam, 1st Floor, 3rd AA

Level 6         year: 2013 PA State Championship 5th Vault, 5th Bars, 6th Beam, 9th Floor, 5th AA

Level 7         year: 2014 PA State Championship 1st Vault, 2nd Bars, 6th Beam, 1st AA

Level 8         year: 2015 State Championship 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st AA

                               Regional Championships 8th Vault, 9th Beam, 7th Floor, 11th AA

Level 8        year: 2016 State Championship 8th Vault, 2nd Bars, 5the Beam, 2nd Floor, 3rd AA

                                  Regional Championship 10th Bars, 3rd Beam, 7th AA

Level 9         year: 2017 State Championship 2nd Vault, 3rd Floor

                                  Regional Championship 9th Floor

Level 9         year: 2018 State Championship 6th Bars, 10th Beam, 7th Floor, 9th AA

                                  Regional Championship 12th Vault, 9th Bars, 6th Beam, 2nd Floor, 10th AA


Favorite Gymnastics Memory: Traveling everywhere with my teammates to invitationals and keeping up with the tradition of going out

                      to eat after every meet!...But also when I made Julia Skayhan pee herself at bars because she was laughing so hard!!

Favorite Gymnast: Shawn Johnson

Favorite Event: Beam

Favorite Skill: Handspring Layout Step out

Favorite Quote: “Failure is just Success turned inside out”- My Dad

College Plans: I will be attending West Liberty University in the fall to major in Pre-dentistry education.

                          I will also be competing on the Acro-Tumbling team.

Competed in: Virginia Beach, Texas, California, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, New York, Pennsylvania

Thank You: First, I would like to thank my family for all the unconditional love and support they gave me during all my 12 years in gymnastics. No matter the hardships or the successes, my family members are my biggest fans. I’m so grateful to have my parents attend every competition and being the loudest cheerers by far on the sidelines! Secondly, I would like to thank my coaches who have encouraged me and molded me into not only the gymnast, but the person I am today. Their faith in me has pushed me into meeting limits I never thought I would meet. Last, but not least, I would like to thank my teammates for always being there for me no matter what. The bond we created together will never be replaced and I will always keep you girls close to my heart, forever.

Words Of Wisdom:  The sport of Gymnastics always comes down to the question of; How bad do you want it? Practicing everyday in the gym has taught me that even through the fear and mental blocks, you have to find something deep down to believe that you can do it. If gymnastics was easy, anyone could do it, but it takes the strong ones to keep persevering  through the blood, sweat, and tears, to finally gain that successful feeling.

Believing in yourself is the biggest factor not only in this sport but in life as well. If you have faith in yourself, you can do anything your heart desires :)



Good Luck Seniors !!

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