Speller No. 282, Elysa C. Stone
Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Washington
Anacortes Middle School, Anacortes, Washington
A 10-year veteran of artistic gymnastics, Elysa now competes in trampoline and tumbling. She placed sixth in power tumbling in the 2005 Junior Olympic National Championships. Her athletic fervor extends to ballet, and she especially loves to dance en pointe. She plans to build a career out of her current activities: She hopes to become a professional gymnastics coach. Elysa participated in the 2008 national finals, and her sister Kymberly participated in the 2004 national finals.