Meryl speaks at West Maple Elem graduation

Olympic Silver Medalist Meryl Davis dares students to dream
Friday, June 18, 2010

The Oakland Press/TIM THOMPSON

Olympic Silver Medalist Meryl Davis spoke at West Maple Elementary’s fifth-grade graduation Friday. At the school in Bloomfield Hills, Davis told students to follow their passions and work hard, but not to be too hard on themselves. Davis, who won her medal with partner Charlie White, added that students shouldn’t be afraid to make mistakes along the way. Yvonne Shafer, Community School Organizer, reported Davis congratulated them on their successes at West Maple and recalled how much fun she had while a student there. She showed them the Silver Medal she won ice dancing at this year’s Vancouver Olympics and told them that her experiences could be theirs if they dared to dream.

— Staff writer Carol Hopkins


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