General Douglas MacArthur High School students Nicholas Marmo and Sean Purcell will compete at the national level in gymnastics.
Sean Purcell and Nicholas Marmo, ninth graders at General Douglas MacArthur High School in the Levittown Public School District, have enjoyed a successful season as gymnasts and will perform on a national level.
Sean and Nicholas have practiced gymnastics since they were young. Together, they competed on a local gym's team for three years. They recently surpassed the competition at the local, state and regional level to make it to the Men's Eastern National Championships in Michigan to face off against gymnasts across eastern United States. They hope to continue gymnastics in college.
Sean described the unique bond him and Nicholas have formed over the years: "In the gym, we compete against each other, but we still root for each other later on," he said.