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Incoming Park Elementary second-grader Nemo Hilby was ranked top 7-year-old in the nation in the shot put and spent his summer practicing for the Junior Olympics on July 25 in Sacramento. Though his score is unknown as of the August print deadline, Nemo’s national ranking attracted the attention of reporter Ryann Vargas at Spectrum SoCal News 1, who filmed her story on the young Olympian in-the-making at practice July 16.
On hand for the filming was his dad, Shaun Hilby, who said, “Nemo wanted to get stronger for football, and in the process of track and field workouts discovered his talent for the shot put.”
Park Elementary Principal Carin Gasca also joined the filming and said, “What an amazing accomplishment for Nemo! He shows us that with hard work and dedication, we are never too young to become a champion. We are so proud of him!”
Whatever the outcome at the Junior Olympics, Nemo is inspiring his fellow students throughout the district.