Athlete Profile: Maya Rahn

October 31, 2012 by  
Filed under Canadian Sport Features, Profiles

Maya Rahn

Maya Rahn is one busy student.  Having recently entered Grade 11 at Oak Bay High School in Vancouver, she has many activities on her plate.  She is a National level gymnast who trains 5 days a week while also maintaining a straight A average and mentoring other students within her high school.

Maya’s love for gymnastics started at a young age and her hard work paid off when she won a gold medal at her first nationals in Charlottetown, PEI in 2011. Her key to success lies in her ambition to, “do what you love, love what you do.”

Maya is an exemplary student athlete and her teachers and coaches view her as a great role model for younger students.  Her high school teacher, Scott Alexander, reports that Maya “has found a fantastic balance between high performance athletics in which she is very dedicated and also serving the school through leadership program and is also a fantastic academic student.”

After Maya graduates high school she hopes to attain an athletic scholarship to a school in the United States for gymnastics.  This is an attainable goal for Maya as her coach Jackie Wiebe praises, “Maya’s the kind of person who likes to really work hard, set goals and achieve them and is always working towards getting better at what she does.”

The Save on Foods Amazing Kids program, which celebrates kids’ accomplishments by awarding them for doing great things in school, sport, art, or their community, has named Maya one of September’s Amazing Kids. From this program she received a $1,000 dollar scholarship and is putting the money towards competition fees and a fundraiser at her high school for cancer.

Maya’s future looks bright and Alexander sums it best when he forecasts “a golden path ahead of her.”

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