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Senior Spotlight 2007

Nicole's Picture Nicole Morrison has been a member of the Forbes Flyers Jump Rope Team since 3rd grade. She is also one of four co-captains on the team. Nicole has grown from a very shy jumper to a true leader on the team. Nicole is faithful and consistent; a jumper the team can count on. She has had the opportunity to travel to 12 states competing in USAJR events such as World Trials in Colorado and nationals each year she has been on the team. She has also competed in other jump rope competitions held by the American Double Dutch League (ADDL), the National Double Dutch League (NDDL) and the Junior Olympics (AAU). She has been an instructor at high-level workshops and she assists with practices by helping our younger jumpers and keeping our older ones on task. She has performed at half-time games for professional and university basketball games and most recently on “Good Morning America”. Nicole plans to continue her higher education at West Virginia University. We know her character building and leadership experiences in jump rope will help her make a smooth transition into college life. But we know her heart will always be with the team and she will always be in ours. Good Luck Nicole and know that "You Can Fly!"

Lauren's Picture Lauren Marchand has been a member of the Forbes Flyers Jump Rope Team since third grade.  Not only have I known Lauren as a jumper but I was also her elementary physical education teacher since kindergarten.  She is one of four co-captains for the team.  Over these thirteen years I have watched Lauren grow into a confident young lady with many wonderful gifts.  She is a member of her high school student council executive board for four years; she is a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the high school varsity club swim team.  As a member on the Forbes Flyers she has had the opportunity to travel to 12 states competing in USAJR events as well as in ADDL, NDDL and AAU events.  She has jumped at Boston Celtic games and UCONN games and recently appeared on “Good Morning America” to promote jump rope.  As a leader on the team she assists with practices, teaches and models proper behavior for our younger jumpers.  She has been an instructor at high-level workshops and she has medaled in her age division at the USAJR National Tournament qualifying for the Grand National Final Competition.  Lauren will be studying physical therapy at the University of Rhode Island in the Fall.  She will leave a void on this team that will not easily be replaced.  We wish her luck in the future and she knows she will always be a “Flyer” because "We Believe She Can Fly!"

Allison's Picture Allison Jerram has been a member on the Forbes Flyers Jump Rope Team since third grade.  She is one of four co-captains that lead the team.  Her leadership has helped to keep our younger jumpers motivated and focused. She was awarded the Wellesley College Book Award for leadership. She has had the opportunity to jump in many different competitions not only with USAJR but also with ADDL and AAU.  She has traveled to over ten states to compete and to also instruct at elite workshops.  She has performed at professional and university halftime shows and recently on “Good Morning America” to promote the sport of jump rope.  Allison plays soccer during the Fall season; she is a high honor roll student who commutes daily from her private school to assist in leading the team.  Allison plans on attending James Madison University in the Fall to study psychology and Chinese.  Our loss will be JMU’s gain.  I know that jump rope is a strong part of who Allison is and what she takes with her from her experiences with this team will only serve to make her transition to college an easy one.  Good Luck Allison because "We Know You Can Fly!"

Anais's Picture Anais Nieves has been a member of the Forbes Flyers Jump Rope Team since third grade.  I was her elementary physical education teacher as well.  She is one of four co-captains on the team.  As a member on the team Anais has had the opportunity to travel to over 13 states.  She has been on staff at high-level workshops; competed in World Trials in Colorado; tried out for the second All Star Team in Texas and recently appeared on “Good Morning America” to promote jump rope. Anais has also performed halftime shows for professional and college basketball teams. Anais sang the National Anthem at the 2005 National Tournament in Florida. She has received medals in her age division at nationals and appeared on stage for the final Grand National competition day.  Anais’ leadership skills strengthen the connection between the older and younger jumpers; making sure they perform skills correctly and that they are respectful and responsible.  These character-building traits will serve Anais well as she moves into her college experience at Manchester Community College.  We wish her well as she transitions into college life and she must know that we all "Believe You Can Fly!"