(MENAFN - IssueWire) Hallandale Beach, Aug 11, 2019 ( Issuewire.com ) - Contact: Jodi Foran
HALLANDALE BATON TWIRLER WINS JUNIOR OLYMPIC GOLD
Jocelyn Foran, a Hallandale Beach, Fla. baton twirler, recently returned from theAAU Junior Olympicsas a five-time gold medal winner.
Jocelyn, a fourth-grader at Avant Garde Academy, spent her summer training to compete with herFlorida Superstarsteammates at the Junior Olympics in Greensboro, N.C. On July 29, they participated in three events, performing dance routines with batons and pompons. In addition to winning these three team events, Jocelyn also won two individual events, Strut, and One Baton.
"My favorite part of twirling is being with my team," Jocelyn said. "I spend most of my time having fun with them."
In addition to her efforts at the Junior Olympics, Jocelyn represented the state of Florida atAmerica's Youth on Parade(AYOP) from July 23 to 27. AYOP is baton twirling's most prestigious event of the year, held annually at the University of Notre Dame. There, Jocelyn became the 2019 National Beginner Solo Champion for her age group. She also won second place in Beginner Strut; third place in Show Twirl; and fifth place in the National Juvenile Beginner Pageant, an all-around competition based on an athlete's combined performances in Solo, Strut and Modeling events.
Jocelyn's coaches, teammates, and parents are very proud of her accomplishments. "Jocelyn worked extremely hard all year for these opportunities. Her father and I were so pleased she was able to perform well on the national stage," said her mother, Jodi Foran.
The National Champion Florida Superstars, led by Director Wendy Russel l , perform at Disney World, Universal Studios, parades, and local performances, as well as major national sports events like Miami Dolphins and Miami Heat games. The organization offers a unique combination of dance classes, cheerleading & baton twirling lessons in a dance studio atmosphere. For more information, visitwww.FloridaSuperstars.com .
Attached are images of Jocelyn Foran and her Florida Superstars teammates.
Foran 5 Golds: Jocelyn Foran at the AAU Junior Olympics displaying her five gold medals.
Foran AYOP National Solo Champ: Jocelyn Foran at AYOP displaying her Beginner Solo National Champion trophy.
Foran AYOP Awards: Jocelyn Foran represents Florida in the 2019 National Juvenile Beginner Pageant, and displays awards won during her week of competition at AYOP.
Jr Olympic Team: Gold medal-winning Junior Olympic team. Beginning from Back Row: Sanai Creavalle, Coach Alexa Kaufman, Faith Velasquez, Sydney Manarite-Diaz, Isabel Bravo, Janai Oladapo, Emma Diaz, Valerie Kozarin, Samaria Castro, Jocelyn Foran, Adriana Drescher.
Jr. Olympic Team (2): Gold medal-winning Junior Olympic Team. Beginning from Back Row: Jocelyn Foran, Faith Velasquez, Adriana Drescher, Isabel Bravo, Sanai Creavalle, Valerie Kozarin, Emma Diaz, Janai Oladapo, Sydney Manarite-Diaz, Samaria Castro.
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