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Jordan Porter, center, hangs out on the uneven bars at Gymstar Fun N Fit Gymnastics with students Heidi Snow, 4, left, and Arianna Anderson, 6. Porter, 18, is an instructor for the business and has participated in gymnastics most of her life. A 2012 Moffat County High School graduate, she will attend the University of Northern Colorado in the fall and plans to become a preschool teacher.

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‘Strive to be the best’: Five minutes with Jordan Porter, 18, instructor at Gymstar Fun N Fit Gymnastics

Where is your hometown? “I was born in Denver.” When did you first move to Craig? “We moved here when I was 5 because my dad got transferred to Hayden for his job and they found a place in Craig.” Motto or outlook on life? “Always strive to be the best that you can be.” When did you first get started in your job? “I’ve been coaching for five years, and I work with kids up to 14. I did gymnastics from when I was 2 to 16. My mom and I were watching the Olympics when I was little and I started doing cartwheels on the edge of her table and she said, ‘We’re taking you and putting you in gymnastics.’ It takes a lot of hard work, and I really enjoy competing and learning a lot about responsibility and just really growing up. You give your life to this sport.”

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