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Maghakian Wins Silver Medal at Nationals

Samantha Maghakian.

Samantha Maghakian, a ninth grader at Farmingdale High School, recently competed in the 2009 Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern National Gymnastic Championships in Tupelo, Mississippi. She captured the silver medal on Floor Exercise earning a score of 9.325. This meet was the culmination of this year’s competitive season and included the best gymnasts from around the country at this level. The top six gymnasts from each region were invited. Samantha’s Regional Championships were held last month in Danvers, Massachusetts, where she captured two gold medals (Floor and Vault) in addition to a silver medal for the All-Around. In addition to balancing 18 hours a week training at Mid Island Gymnastics in Hicksville, Sam is a high honor roll student.