She is what many would call a sparkplug of talent and knowledge, poised and waiting for just the right time to hit the big spotlight.
Meet Helen Dong, and at 14 years of age, is one of the youngest high school students in the Peel District School Board. This bundle of energy, enthusiasm and intelligence is excelling in academics as well as in a very competitive event in the world of sport.
A gymnast, with a craving for excellence in sport discipline of power tumbling, Dong offers up a combination of skills, experience and a thirst for excellence in gymnastics.
Watching her routine performance of twists, flips, handstands and spins, all in a span of seconds, can be breath taking and magical.
"I really enjoy (gymnastics) and I often thank my parents and coaches for the support they have given me," said Dong, who was born in Albany, N.Y., but came to Canada as an infant and is a duo-citizen.