ALEXANDRIA, KY (FOX19) - A fifth grader at Campbell County Elementary School has qualified to compete in the National Special Olympics Games Competition in Marietta, GA.
Ariana Perkins is one of over 120 athletes from all over the United States and Canada and in the competition on May 4 & 5 that will feature both artistic and rhythmic gymnastics.
Among the events Arian will be competing in for artistic gymnastics are the floor routine, vault, bars, and beam. She will also be competing in rhythmic gymnastics, a sport that combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance, and apparatus manipulation.
Events in this discipline will include routines using a rope, hoop, ball, and ribbon. Ariana previously competed in the Special Olympics State Artistic Games, bringing home gold medals in floor routine, bars, and all around, along with silver medals in vault and beam.