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SC Whitmore School Junior is First Male from a South Carolina Gym to Ever Compete in US National Championship

May 21, 2019

Student Highlights

Zachary English, a high school junior at SC Whitmore School (SCWS), will be competing in the US National Championships for gymnastics. English will be the first ever male from a South Carolina gym to compete in the Junior Elite Division. The competition will take place in early August in Kansas City.

In addition to qualifying for the U.S. Nationals, English won a medal at this year’s Junior Olympic Nationals in Nevada. He will go on to join the Region 8 Elite Team Training Camp this summer and will travel with the team to practice alongside the Italian Junior National Team in Italy.

“He manages to complete his work to mastery level while still spending a lot of time competing and training. I am so proud of him.”

English is not only an outstanding gymnast, but exceeds academically at SCWS. He maintains a high GPA, progresses in all of his courses, and has formed lasting relationships with his peers and teachers at SCWS. English reaches out to counselors and teachers when needed to make sure that he stays engaged with his curriculum while also advancing his gymnastics career.

“Zach is just as awesome a student as he is an athlete,” said English’s government teacher, Ashley Cannon. “He manages to complete his work to mastery level while still spending a lot of time competing and training. I am so proud of him.”

English is a resident of Simpsonville, South Carolina.

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