Kayla DiCello, the Northwest High School sophomore who is also the U.S. Junior Women’s Gymnastics champ, was acknowledged by the Montgomery County Council.
“This is a young lady who has truly dedicated herself to her sport,” Councilmember Craig Rice said. Introduced to gymnastics at 2, she was added to the Junior National Team in 2018.
Rice noted that Kayla competed at the junior level in U.S. National Championship in August. Her combined score at the junior level would have placed third on the senior level. Only four-time Olympic gold medal winner Simone Biles, the eventual championship winner, and Sunisa Lee had better scores.
“Even at the senior level she would have been in third place. This girl is talented. She’s a young lady who’s headed places. I promise you’ll see her on a podium very, very soon,” Rice said.
DiCello has already committed to attend to the University of Florida.
You can see her amazing floor exercise here: