A love for gymnastics took Camas High School graduates Amy Siebenthaler and Amanda Bolton all the way to Florida.
Bolton and Siebenthaler competed in the 2011 National High School Gymnastics Senior Showcase, May 20 and 21, in the Estero Community Center at the DiamondHead Beach Resort in Fort Myers, Fla. They represented Team Washington with Dakota McMillan, of Union High School in Camas, Jordan Hess, from Columbia River High School in Vancouver, and nine other girls from Tacoma and Seattle.
“It was cool that it was on a national stage instead of just a state stage,” Siebenthaler said. “I knew my hard work had paid off on a broader scheme.”
Out of 95 gymnasts competing in the all-around on May 20, Siebenthaler finished in 36th place with a combined score of 33.525 points. Bolton took 54th place with a score of 27.225.
Siebenthaler was one of 15 gymnasts who qualified for finals on the floor exercise. On May 21, she capped off her high school career by notching ninth in the nation on floor with a score of 9.025.