Meet Maya Albertin


By Joan Frances –

Maya Albertin

Students at Cinco Ranch High School (CRHS) are encouraged to expand their learning by becoming involved in much more than academics. Extracurricular activities play a significant role in experiencing the values of life. As a senior, Maya Albertin has achieved success in academics and is headed for an accomplished future.

Albertin currently has a 4.4 GPA and is ranked in the top 10 percent of her 2019 graduating class. She has taken Advanced Placement classes throughout her high school career.

Her favorite teacher was Mrs. Nicole Peffley, who taught AP Environmental Science. Albertin recalled, “She was the most engaging teacher I have ever had. She loves what she does, and it showed every day through her teaching. She genuinely cares about each and every student and made us feel important.”

Albertin is in the Peer Assistance and Leadership (PALS) program at CRHS and enjoys interacting with her “palees” each week helping make a positive impact on them. Her amazing friends are what she will treasure the most about high school. “Throughout my four years at Cinco Ranch, I have made some of the closest friends I have ever had in my life. I am confident that we are going to stay in touch throughout college and beyond!”

In addition to her academic accomplishments, Albertin is a dedicated gymnast. She has been competing since she was six years old, training 30 hours a week, is in her twelfth year of competition and fourth year as a Level 10 gymnast. She trains at Stars Gymnastics in Houston. Her favorite event is floor. “Floor is the most fun event to compete and the least stressful out of the four. I can express myself the most on this event! I enjoy gymnastics because of the adrenaline rush, the goals I achieve every day and by going outside of my comfort zone to be successful. Gymnastics has also taught me important life lessons, such as being part of a team, respecting my coaches, always striving to be the best version of me that I can be and having a solid work ethic, as well as discipline, determination and perseverance. These valuable lessons have also helped me academically and will continue to motivate me to succeed in life.”

Maya Albertin signed her National Letter of Intent commitment to attend the University of Minnesota.

Albertin has an impressive resume of accomplishments: winning the Level 9 Western Nationals Beam Championship in 2015, winning the Level 10 Region 3 Regional Floor Championship in 2017 and qualifying to and competing in the Junior Olympic National Championships in 2017. She has competed all over the USA and recently had the opportunity to travel to the Bahamas for a gymnastics competition.

Albertin lives by the value of perseverance. “Gymnastics has taught me that no matter how hard things may be or how much you want to give up, there is always an end goal. You do what it takes to get there despite the tough obstacles.”

Albertin’s leadership skills are admirable. “I lead younger gymnasts by setting a good example in the gym, answering any questions they may have for me and motivating them when they seem like they are having a rough day. I tell them that even on days they may feel like quitting, sticking with the sport they love and focusing on their goals will pay off in the long run.”

On November 14th, Albertin signed her National Letter of Intent commitment to attend the University of Minnesota with a full gymnastics scholarship and will major in Biological Sciences. Congratulations Maya Albertin on your undeniable commitment and talent. Good luck as you continue to succeed in your life-long dreams.