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Bree Barnes will graduate from Quincy Senior High School this year. She is the daughter of Brian and Cinda Barnes and a part of the Gem City family for almost 12 years. She was on gymnastics team, tumbling team, and just this past year on the Gem City All-Star squad. In 2012, Bree qualified and competed in the AAU Junior Olympics.
Sophia Soltwedel, long-time presence at Gem City as an athlete and employee, will graduate from Quincy Senior High School this year. She tumbled at the gym for 10 years, competing for seven of those years on the Tumbling Team. Sophia also danced for 10 years at Beth Heinze Dance Academy and was very involved in high school.
The gym is closed for classes May 15 – June 5, but Preschool Playtime will play on.
Before we start summer classes on June 6, we’ll be taking a quick break at Gem City.
Preschool Playtime will be available each Wednesday during the gym break during its regularly scheduled time. It’s every Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 am for only $5. Gem City’s Preschool Playtime provides open, unstructured time for kids age 6 and under to play in the gym
Gem City’s All Star Squad earned 7th place out of 19 squads in their division at Nationals! Their score of 96.033 out of 100 was their best score all season. They competed with over 500 other teams at the 2019 US Finals-Cheer and Dance National Competition in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Gem City Athletes competed at the 2019 Level 7 and Level 8 Region 5 Championships in Bourbonnais, Illinois, to close out the competitive season. We are so thankful and proud of our athletes hard work this season.
Abigail Hildebrand, a Unity Middle School student, is the winner of our Good Grades Quarterly Drawing for the third quarter of the 2018-2019 school year! We’re always excited by the opportunity to share in our athlete’s success at school with our Good Grades Quarterly Drawing.
Twenty-four of Gem City’s tumblers competed in Monmouth, Illinois, on April 14. Our advanced girls swept the age 11-12 division when they earned the top 3 places.