by Scout Van Cise, opinion editor and Braeden Kantz, staff writer
While baseball, softball, and volleyball are in season this time of year, many people overlook sports that are not affiliated with SHS. Gymnastics is one of those sports, and the state finals took place last month. Junior Hannah Smith was named runner up as a state finalist in Erie, Pa. as a member of the Greenville Gymnastics Academy and Cheer team.
Smith qualified for states with a score of 34 out of 40 and improved her final score to 37.775, earning second place overall. To prepare for this event, Smith spent approximately 20 hours and four days a week at the gym in Greenville. “I was ready to stop doing routines and work on other skills,” Smith said. But her efforts paid off, resulting in second on her floor and bars routines, third on vault, and fourth on beam. Smith has qualified for states eight years in a row, and she plans on attending next year to take home the gold.