Whiz Kid: River Valley Third-Grader Olivia Mattila

The 9-year-old Woodridge resident is a Level 5 gymnast at I Flip 'n' Dance. She finished second last month in her first state competition.

Each week, Lemont Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments.

We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week as the Patch Whiz Kid.  Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to Local Editor Amanda Luevano at amanda@patch.com. Be sure to include all of the information included below.

And without further ado, this week's Whiz Kid is...

Olivia Mattila

Whiz Kid's Names: Olivia Mattila (Woodrige)

Whiz Kid's Age: 9

Whiz Kid's Grade: 3rd

Whiz Kid's School:

Whiz Kid's Accomplishment: Olivia is a Level 5 gymnast at I Flip 'n' Dance in Woodridge. She competed in her first state meet March 30 in DeKalb, finishing second place in the all-around competition.

Key to Awesomeness: As runner-up in the state competition, Olivia finished third on floor and bars, fourth on vault and fifth on beam. She was nominated by Shannon Phelan, who said, "It's such a huge accomplishment, and we all could not be more proud of her."


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