Big things are happening for Michael, and it’s not just because the 12-year-old already stands 6 feet tall and wears a size 14 shoe. Michael, who excels in all four strokes, is the top-ranked swimmer in his age group in nine short-course events and still holds seven national records in the 10-and-under age group. He has won so many medals and awards that they cover his walls at home. “They are all special to me,” he says. Michael hopes to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and add the ultimate medal to his collection.
In 2009, Zach won nine indoor National Inline Racing Association championships. Last year he finished first in his age group at a French race, Les Trophée des Trois Pistes. Zach has also completed 12 inline skating marathons, with a personal-best time of one hour and 22 minutes.
Brandon won the 2011 Pepsi USBC Youth Championships (boys’ Division II) with a score of 664 in a three-game series. The lefthander, who has been bowling since he was seven years old, also won a national award for most improved average. His highest score for a single game is 258.
Allison was the starting goalie for the girls’ varsity soccer team as a freshman at Harrison High School. She allowed only five goals all season and held opponents scoreless in 19 games. Allison also shut out opposing teams in the playoffs, leading Harrison to the Georgia class 5A state title.