The Thomas Jefferson gymnastics team was recently awarded the Class 4A Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) academic state championship. The Raiders finished the winter sports season with a grade-point average of 3.824. The team is coached by Kelie Horracks.
Participants included Jessica Chebotar, Sierra Kozelisky, Allison Burnham, Charity Fenster, Kira Smith, Tigger Huisinga, Kelsey Barrett, Makayla Risch, Hannah Thoreson and Linda Eng.
Any team with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher qualifies for the state award. A team with an average of 3.00 to 3.49 qualifies for the Distinguished Team Award, where a team with an average of 3.50-4.00 qualifies for the Outstanding Team Award.
In addition, the team/group with the highest average GPA for their activities and classification level is recognized as Academic State Champion, which TJ won.