Meet Maggie Kaczmarczyk – 2019 Graduating Senior

Maggie Kaczmarczyk/Level 9
US Gym II
Coache: Sergei Vaitenok and Ana Deflorio
Home Town: Elmwood Park, NJ
Parents: Izabela and Adrian Kaczmarczyk
Maggie plans to attend college to major in Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

Academic Achievements:
Principals List (9-12)
AP Scholar
National Honor society
Math, Latin, and Science National Honor Societies
National Latin Exam Silver Medalist and Maxima Cum Laude
Earned 3 college credits in Microeconomics at Montclair State University through the Early College Program
In the process of a receiving a patent for ecological lunchbox

Gymnastics Achievements:
Level 9 Region 7 Qualifier and Uneven Bars medalist
Level 8 Region 7 Floor medalist
State Floor, Beam, Uneven Bars, All Around medalist
Level 7 Beam State Champion; 
Most Valuable Gymnast Award (2016)
County, League, and State Sectional Champion on Uneven Bars (NJSIAA)

Words of Wisdom: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Meet Sophia Gilligan – 2019 Graduating Senior

Sophia Gilligan/Level 9
US Gym II
Coache: Sergei Vaitenok and Ana Deflorio
Home Town: Wyckoff, NJ
Parents: Stella and Kevin Gilligan
Sophia plans to attend college to major in Health Sciences.

Academic Achievements:
Honor roll all four years

Gymnastics Achievements:
Level 4 State Qualifier, All Around Champion, Beam&Bars Champion
Level 5,6 State Qualifier
Level 8 State Qualifier twice
Level 8 Regional Qualifier twice
Level 9 State Qualifier

Words of Wisdom: In the end we will only regret the chances we didn’t take.

Meet Gabrielle Lange – 2019 Graduating Senior

Gabrielle Lange/Level 10
Arena Gymnastics
Coache: Ann & Valdi Kolasa
Home Town: Allentown, NJ
Parents: Debbie & David Lange
Gabrielle plans to attend the University of Oregon to major in Business/Marketing.

Academic Achievements:
Excellence in Chemistry Award 2018
Academic Scholarship to the University of Oregon

Gymnastics Achievements:
Athletic Scholarship to the University of Oregon
2018 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2018 Level 10 NJ States Qualifier, 7th FX
2017 Level 9 Regional Qualifier
2017 Level 9 NJ States Qualifier, 3rd BB, 6th AA
2015 Level 9 Regional Qualifier
2015 Level 9 NJ States Qualifier
2014 Level 8 Regional Qualifier
2014 Level 8 NJ States Qualifier 7th AA
2013 Level 7 All Around NJ State Champion

Words of Wisdom: Never give up and keep pursuing your passions no matter what.

Meet Emilie DeVoe – 2019 Graduating Senior

Emilie DeVoe/Level 9
Premiere Gymnastics
Coache: Jen Fobes, Austin Fobes, and Rich
Home Town: Milltown, NJ
Parent: Marcia
Emilie plans to attend Seton Hall University to major in Nursing.

Academic Achievements:
National Honor Society
Spotswood High School Student of the Month of January
High Honor Roll
Co-leader in scenery for school production show
Senior Yearbook Editor and Assistant

Gymnastics Achievements:
2x Uneven Bar State Champion
4x Balance Beam State Champion
Level 8  2017 Regional Qualifier
Regionals: 7th place on beam, 3rd place bars, and 4th place all-around

Words of Wisdom: “If perfection is not the end, it is at least the goal.” -Anonymous

Meet Tiara DeTommaso – 2019 Graduating Senior

Tiara DeTommaso/Level 10
North Stars Gymnastics
Coache: Ashley Umberger
Home Town: Denville, NJ
Parents: Steve & Norma DeTommaso
Tiara plans to attend West Chester University and is currently undecided on a major.

Academic Achievements:
Academic Scholarship to West Chester University
National Honor Society
High Honors
4.0 GPA

Gymnastics Achievements:
Athletic Scholarship to West Chester University
2018 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2018 Level 10 NJ States Qualifier
2017 Level 10 J.O. Nationals Qualifier
2017 Level 10 Regionals: 2nd BB, 6th AA
2017 Level 10 NJ States: 3rd AA
2016 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2016 Level 10 NJ States Qualifier
2015 Level 9 Eastern Nationals Qualifier
2015 Level 9 Regionals: 3rd AA
2015 Level 9 NJ States: 2nd FX
2014 Level 9 Eastern Nationals Qualifier
2014 Level 9 Regional Qualifier
2014 Level 9 NJ States Qualifier
2013 Level 8 Regional Qualifier
2013 Level 8 NJ States: 2nd AA
2011 Level 5 NJ States: 1st VT, BB, AA
2010 Level 4 NJ States: 1st VT, UB, BB, AA

Words of Wisdom: “Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” – Zig Ziglar

Meet Katherine McGowan – 2019 Graduating Senior

Katherine McGowan/Level 10
North Stars Gymnastics
Coache: Ashley Umberger
Home Town: Kinnelon, NJ
Parents: Michael & Anne McGowan
Katherine plans to attend Illinois State University to major in Business Administration.

Academic Achievements:
National Honor Society
National Business Honor Society

Gymnastics Achievements:
Full Athletic Scholarship to Illinois State University
2018 JO National Qualifier
2018 Region 7 Level 10 Regionals: 5th AA
2018 Level 10 NJ States: 2nd Bars, 5th AA
2017 Level 10 State and Regional Qualifier
2016 Level 10 State and Regional Qualifier
2015 Eastern Nationals: 9th AA

Words of Wisdom: “Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

Meet Michaelah Lanza – 2019 Graduating Senior

Michaelah Lanza/Level 10
Head Over Heels Gymnastics
Coaches: Toni Borden & Sonny Smoljan
Home Town: Middletown, NJ
Parents: Michael & Nicole
Michaelah plans to attend Gannon University to major in Physical Therapy.

Academic Achievements:
National Honor Society
Italian National Honor Society – Treasurer 
Honor Roll

Gymnastics Achievements:
Athletic Scholarship to Gannon University for Acrobatics & Tumbling
2015 – 2018 High School Varsity Gymnastics – Captain 2017 & 2018
2018 Level 9 Regionals: 3rd Vault, 5th Floor
2018 Level 9 NJ States: 3rd Vault, 7th Beam, 9th Floor
2017 Level 9 Regionals: 2nd Vault, 4th Floor, 6th Beam
2017 Level 9 NJ States: 2nd Vault, 6th Floor
2016 Level 9 Regionals: 9th Vault
2016 Level 9 NJ States: 4th Vault
2015 Level 8 Regional Vault Champion
2015 Level 8 NJ State Vault Champion
2014 USAGIC Silver National & Regional Vault Champion
2013 NJ JOGA Level 5 All Around Sate Champion

Words of Wisdom: Be silly. Be fun. Be different. Be crazy. Be you, because life is too short to be anything but happy. Believe in yourself & you will be unstoppable.

Meet Alexandra Panetta – 2019 Graduating Senior

Alexandra Panetta/Level 10
Head Over Heels Gymnastics
Coaches: Toni Borden & Sonny Smoljan
Home Town: Marlboro, NJ
Parents: Joseph & Laurie
Alexandra plans to attend Ursinus College to major in Psychology & Secondary Education.

Academic Achievements:
Honor Roll of Distinction
National Honor Society
National Society of High School Honors

Gymnastics Achievements:
2018 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2017 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2017 Level 10 NJ State: 7th Bars, 9th Vault & Floor
2016 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2015 Level 10 NJ State Qualifier
2014 Level 9 Regionals: 5th Vault, 6th Floor
2014 Level 9 NJ State: 3rd Vault, 4th Floor, 5th Bars
2013 Level 8 Regionals: 6th Bars, 9th Floor
2013 Level 8 NJ State: 4th AA, 2nd Bars & Floor, 4th Vault
2012 Level 7 NJ State: 2nd Bars, 3rd Floor

Words of Wisdom: It’s important to push yourself further than you think you can go each and every day – as that is what separates the good from the great.