San Jose Olympian Edmunds gets royal send-off from Mitty

San Jose Olympian Edmunds gets royal send-off from Mitty
January 31, 2014, 11:45 am
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At 15 years old, Polina Edmunds is the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic Women's Figure Skating team. (AP)

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Bay Area U.S. Olympic Figure Skater Polina Edmunds received a royal send-off at her San Jose high school Friday morning.

Archbishop Mitty High School, where Edmunds is a sophomore, held a special assembly in its gymnasium at 9 a.m. to honor the U.S. figure skater before she represents her country at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

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The event celebrated Edmunds' achievements, and included fellow U.S. Olympians and Mitty alumni Kerri Walsh and Brandi Chastain.

"She probably just had midterms," Walsh said. "It's just crazy to think where she is in her life now, and that she's pursuing this amazing dream, and that she's already made a huge dream come true in making the Olympics."

"That is what you've been training for," Chastain said. "To be able to step or skate on the ice that she's been skating on -- those are champions. That's where champions go."

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