On competition day Maya was 5 years old and in Kindergarten. This is her first school year with Seton. Maya was born with tremors, involuntary jerking movements, spasticity/muscle tightness, and the inability to swallow food or lift her hands above her head.
Early interventions such as physical therapy and occupational therapy gave Maya the tools but her faith, bright personality, and determination were key to unlocking her God-given gifts and talents.
What did you do?
Maya was on the Tiny Divas competition cheer team with infinite athletics in Oakdale, California.
On April 10, 2021, was Maya’s 1st cheer competition. It was The Spirit Championships in Reno, Nevada. Maya’s Tiny Divas Team HIT ZERO!
(According to google – meaning of HIT ZERO: It means that no stunts fell, all your tumbling landed, and no one violated the safety rules. These are bigger accomplishments than you may think!
That is why many competitions these days have begun giving out awards or mementos for those teams who “hit zero,” as we say.)
What organization recognized the achievement?
The Spirit Championships in Reno, Nevada
How did homeschooling help you achieve your goal?
Homeschooling gave Maya the flexibility to efficiently dedicate time for practices and classes to prepare and advance her skills.
What are your interests?
Maya’s interests include 4-H (Mini Member), cheerleading, tumbling, swimming, playing piano, and taking her dogs Brownie and Splash on walks.
What are you inspired to do with your life?
Spread the joy and love of Jesus; especially with babies.
What are your favorite subjects and why?
Phonics! Because the new book is fun!
The photo was taken at The Spirit Championships in Reno, Nevada on April 10, 2021.