Signal School Of Physical Education Earns High Marks At The Nationals – The Chattanoogan

While the rest of the country was focused on the Olympic Trials, the gymnastics team from Signal School of Physical Education were making their mark at the 2021 AAU National Gymnastics Championship in Savannah, Ga., held June 23-27. Located on Signal Mountain, the gym sent 13 girls that earned a spot at the Nationals.


The AAU National Gymnastics Championship hosted more than 2,500 competitors from gyms across the country. The gymnasts competed in four different divisions of skill levels – Level 1, Xcel Bronze, Xcel Silver and Xcel Gold, as well as separate age groups.


After a trying year of dealing with the pandemic, the hard work of Signal Mountain’s gymnasts, coaches and parents paid off.

Every member of the team medaled in their level and age group. In all, they achieved 13 National titles. Of special note, Millie Perdomo and Emmy Welch won 1st place All Around in their respective divisions having received the highest combined scores in all four events: balance beam, uneven bars, vault, and floor exercise. Anna Harper Mueller won 1st place on the uneven bars with a perfect score of 10, a rare achievement.


Other outstanding team results in their divisions are as follows:



Uneven Bars: Abby Steelman, Millie Perdomo, Claire Sikes, Gracie Haddock

Balance Beam: Emmy Welch, Claire Sikes, Millie Perdomo, Lucy Morrison

Floor Exercise: Millie Perdomo

Vault: Millie Perdomo



All Around: Anna Harper Mueller

Uneven Bars: Julianne Anz, Aspen Everett, Emmy Welch

Floor Exercise: Julianne Anz, Aspen Everett, Lucy Morrison

Balance Beam: Gracie Haddock, Anna Harper Mueller

Vault: Lucy Morrison



All Around: Julianne Anz, Aspen Everett, Gracie Haddock, Lucy Morrison

Uneven Bars: Emmy Pittman, Lilly Ellis, Lucy Morrison, Zoey Goins

Balance Beam: Emmy Pittman, Abby Steelman

Vault: Sierra Galloway

Floor Exercise: Sierra Galloway, Anna Harper Mueller, Emmy Welch


Officials said, “Signal School of Physical Education is so proud of these young ladies that represented our hometown so well on a national level. Congratulations to these award-winning athletes, and many thanks to the parents who support them.”