April 25, 2017

Williston gymnast excels at regionals

Emma Lieberman

Emma Lieberman

Observer staff report
Thirteen-year old gymnast and Williston resident Emma Lieberman earned first place for the second consecutive year as beam champion at the USA Gymnastics Regional Xcel Championships, held in Shrewsbury, Mass. May 31 – June 1.
She also placed fourth on the vault and was second place all-around for having the second-highest combined score in her division.
Earlier this season, Lieberman was crowned First Place All-Around Xcel Champion for the second consecutive year at the Vermont State Finals in Bellows Falls. At that meet, she also took the top spots in the floor and vault events, and finished second on beam and bars.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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