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Jones Magnet Middle School student earns gold medal at the National AAU Junior Olympic Games
Isabella Stephenson, recently a student at Armstrong School for the Arts and rising sixth grader at Jones Magnet Middle School, earned a gold medal in the Racewalk event for 11-year-old girls at the AAU Junior Olympic Games. The games were held in Greensboro, NC on July 27 through August 3, 2019.
Isabella began participating in track and field in November 2018. She qualified for the regionals in June 2019 where she earned first place in the region and advanced to the AAU Junior Olympics. Isabella was ranked fourth in the country for her favorite track event, Racewalk. She ranked first in this event at the AAU Junior Olympic Games.
“She was focused and hoped that she would be in the top eight”, said Isabella’s mother Michelle Stephenson. “She surprised us all, including herself when she came in first place, making her the national AAU Junior Olympic gold medalist for the 11-year-old girls. We are beyond proud of her.”
Isabella is also a hard-working student who has been on the honor roll throughout her academic career. She has earned her black belt in Taekwondo and is a part of the leadership team at World Martial Arts. She participates in many sports and was also a member of the Honors Choir this past school year.
Congratulations to Isabella on her national achievement. Click here to see an interview after the race in Greensboro. https://www.milesplit.com/videos/399346
Photo: Steve Stephenson Photography
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