Student-Athlete Spotlight: 8 Questions With Makayla Fernander

In a few words tell us a little bit about you.

I an 10 years old ,born and raised in Georgia. I love gymnastics I started when I was 5. I have two siblings named AJ and Lexi. I love to bake cupcakes and I love hanging with my family.

What goes through your head before a competition?

I go through my check list of items that I know I got hit, example point toes get high enough on my cast to get cast credit, and no matter how bad I do or mess up I try to keep a good attitude and keep moving. Oh and I’m super nervous.

What's something about gymnastics that most people don't know?

It’s different than it seems. You just don’t go in and flip you have to work hard and get challenged a lot.

What is your favorite music?


If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Super strength

What's one sport you've always wanted to try?


If you won the lottery, what would be your first purchase?

Food and a Jeep.

Who is your favorite athlete?

Simone Biles