Seymour senior worked hard for success in gymnastics

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Kelly Deppen has been a gymnast for as long she can remember, and that experience has enabled her to have an excellent career at Seymour High School.

“I started in dance when I was really little; and at about age 6, they told me to start gymnastics and try it because I was always flipping around the gym,” she said.

Deppen has advanced to the state meet the past three years. Last year, she helped the Owls win the school’s first sectional and regional titles and place fifth in the state meet.

Deppen, who holds the bars and beam school records and has helped the team set numerous event and team records, didn’t hesitate when asked about her favorite event.

“Bars, by far,” she said. “There are different requirements you have to have. You have to have an exchange from the low bar to the high bar and the high bar to the low bar. I’m really strong in my arms, and it’s all about technique. I’ve always conditioned really hard with my arms.”

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