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Stonewall Jackson Gymnatsics

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Title

Stonewall Jackson Gymnatsics

Subject

Stonewall Jackson High School (Quicksburg Va)
Gymnastics

Description

For several years during the 1960s and 1970s, Stonewall Jackson High School fielded a competition gymnastics team. At the time, it and cheerleading were the only two sports offered to girls at the time.
While information is sketchy, it appears that the 1966 team, pictured above, had a successful year. Their yearbook reported they participated in the state gymnastic meet in Roanoke. There Debbi Winoker one the tumbling competition. Shen also placed fifth in the tumbling division and Carolyn Lutz placed seventh in tumbling. The article describing their competitions noted it was their “most successful season.”
Based on the photographs in the annual, it appears that the 1966 gymnastics team was a very whimsical group.
Their pictures are the most carefree of any sports teams pictured. Despite this, gymnastics would not continue as a sponsored sport in the county and it is no longer offered at any local school.

Creator

"Jacksonian Heritage" Yearbook Staff

Source

Yearbook Collection

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

1966

Citation

"Jacksonian Heritage" Yearbook Staff, “Stonewall Jackson Gymnatsics,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed October 20, 2020, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/5938.

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