William Tennent Student Competes in U.S. Synchronized Figure Skating Championships

Caraline Herman, a stu­dent at William Tennent High School, is in her first sea­son with the Team Image Junior team. Caraline’s team came in sixth dur­ing the junior event at the 2019 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. Based on the virtue of the team’s suc­cess­es over the course of this sea­son and the last sea­son, have been named to Team USA for the 2019–2020 season.

This year they will be rep­re­sent­ing the United States inter­na­tion­al­ly at the Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy in Zagreb Croatia from January 17–19, 2020. Based on their suc­cess at the inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions and the 2020 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in Providence, Rhode Island in February, the team could qual­i­fy for the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2020 in Nottingham, Great Britain in March.

U.S. Figure Skating is the National Governing Body (NGB) for fig­ure skat­ing in the United States, as rec­og­nized by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and International Skating Union. NGB over­sees the qual­i­fy­ing com­pet­i­tive pipeline and even­tu­al selec­tion of ath­letes to rep­re­sent the United States at inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions, includ­ing the World Championships and Olympic Winter Games.

As a com­peti­tor in syn­chro­nized skat­ing, ath­letes are mem­bers of a team where 12–20 ath­letes skate togeth­er, per­form­ing intri­cate foot­work while exe­cut­ing dif­fi­cult for­ma­tions. Teams spend many hours train­ing with the ulti­mate goal of win­ning medals in sec­tion­al, nation­al and inter­na­tion­al levels.

Centennial School District would like to con­grat­u­late Caraline for all her suc­cess and wish her luck and sup­port for her bright future.