National Geographic : 2003 Jul
PERU, INDIANA For the 2002 grand finale teens soared from tra pezes three stories above center ring. Coming out of a twisting somersault, a flier reached for her catcher (above). On the ground friends clustered, fingers crossed, breath held (left). Would she make it? Then hands and wrists locked together, and cheering delight roared through the arena. Flowers and proud hugs followed (below). "This is really just a summer recreation program," Anderson says modestly. Then he smiles. "But our kids get to do things most kids only dream about:"D Find more on 46970 at na tionalgeographic.com/ngm/ 0307. Tell us why we should cover YOUR FAVORITE ZIP CODE at nationalgeographic .c om/ngm/zipcode/0307.