|Name Emily Carey|
|Birthday April 26, 1999|
|Hometown Sweet Valley, PA ||Parents PJ and Debbie Carey |
|School Lake-Lehman High School |
|Grade 12th (2016-2017), Class of 2017 |
|Class Rank 7th out of 173|
|Awards National Honor Society
|Other Activities R.Y.L.A, Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre Class of 2016|
|Community Service 3-time volunteer with Special Olympics and 3-time volunteer with Vacation Bible School for Church|
Emily has always had a passion for gymnastics. At a young age she loved flipping on furniture at home and doing cartwheels in the aisles of stores. So her parents enrolled her in gymnastics classes at the age of seven at Northeast Gymnastics Academy in Hanover Twp., PA. A year later, she joined the team and has been there ever since.
Emily placed third in the all-around and second on uneven bars at the 2012 Level 7 State Championships. She moved up to level 8 in 2013 where she placed sixth in the all-around and third on uneven bars at the State Championships, qualifying to the Region 7 Championships. In 2014, Emily earned gold medals on uneven bars and in the all-around at the Level 8 State Championships. At the Region 7 Championships, she placed fifth in the all-around, first on uneven bars and sixth on floor exercise. As a first-year level 9 gymnast in 2015, Emily finished eighth in the all-around and third on balance beam at the State Championships and qualified to Regionals. In 2016, Emily finished fourth in the all-around and second on uneven bars at the Level 9 State Championships. At the Region 7 Championships, she placed fourth in the all-around, third on uneven bars and fifth on balance beam and qualified to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals in Virginia Beach, VA.
Currently, Emily is preparing for the 2016-2017 season as a level 10 gymnast. She trains 22.5 hours per week at Northeast Gymnastics Academy in Hanover Twp., PA under coaches Lori Dexter and Robin Jacobs. Emily is working hard to become a successful level 10 gymnast as well as to compete for a college gymnastics team.