King students shine on the ice for Skyliners Synchronized skating team

Congratulations to five King students who skate for the Skyliners Synchronized skating team and recently competed in the 2017 Eastern Synchronized Sectional Championships in Hershey, PA:

Ella Wyman, Grade 2
2nd year on Skyliners
Pre-Preliminary Team (took 9th from 30 teams in a very competitive set)

Felicity Goudie, Grade 4
4th year on Skyliners
Preliminary Team (won 2017 regional title)

Ellie Goudie, Grade 7
5th year on Skyliners
Pre-Juvenile Team (won 2017 regional title)

Giovanna Armetta, Grade 7
5th year on Skyliners
Juvenile Team (won 2017 regional title, going to Nationals)

Lizzie Essaid, Grade 10
7th year on Skyliners
Skates on the Novice line (won Eastern Sectionals and is headed to Nationals)

According to a recent press release from Skyliners: The Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team traveled to the 2017 Eastern Synchronized Sectional Championships on a mission – to perform their best and earn the coveted spots to the National Championships. Instead, their results were historic – Skyliners became the gold-medal champions in every division they entered: Preliminary, Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, Intermediate and Novice.

Three of the lines on which King students skate won the Eastern Regional Championship title and one team (because of its level) is heading off to the National Championships to defend its 2016 title at the end of February.

These girls are very dedicated to this year-round sport, spending hours on the ice each week. Despite not being a King sport, these athletes still embody the positive attributes of teamwork, sportsmanship, respect, commitment, self-discipline, and loyalty. The girls continue to meet the heavy demands the sport requires. The entire King community congratulates Ella, Felicity, Ellie, Giovanna, and Lizzie!