• Dream Meet helps keep gymnasts' dreams alive

    By: Heather Geller

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    TULSA, Okla - It’s called the "Dream Meet." But without financial help, it would be just a dream for some of these gymnasts.

    Jermini Wilson is one of 260 kids who get scholarships to study gymnastics at Aim High Academy in Tulsa.

    “Gymnastics can be expensive, but you know definitely it's something she wants to do,” Jermini’s mother Tanesha Rushing said.

    The scholarships are funded in part by the money raised by this weekend's meet.

    "My favorite part of going to Aim High is that they care for you,” Wilson said. “They love all of us, and they support us, and they pray for us."

    Albany Barnett has been with Aim High for four years.

    "I practice four days a week for three and a half hours," Barnett said.

    The life of a dedicated young gymnast isn't easy, but at least for these girls it's fun, and even life-changing.

    “I like to come talk to my friends every day,” Barnett said.

    “I've got stronger, and I’ve got happier, and I’ve had more confidence,” Wilson said.

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