Independent Gymnasts Thrive
Derryfield freshmen Tori Sipes and Jakob Murray share a passion for gymnastics. Since Derryfield does not offer the sport, both students receive independent sport credit for competing with local gymnastics training centers. Tori and Jakob each spends about 20 hours a week training and, while finding a balance between rigorous academics and a demanding sports schedule can be a challenge, it has paid off for both in a big way. Both athletes have won their individual state meets this year and are building on that success at the regional level. Tori, a WMUR Hometown Hero and NH All-Around Gymnastics Champion, had a personal best at the New England meet. Jakob has made it to the Junior Olympic Nationals twice already, and hopes to secure a spot again this year. We look forward to seeing what these freshman accomplish next.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.