Elana Meyers Taylor Receives Hero's Welcome

LSHS Alumni Elana Meyers Taylor Receives Hero's Welcome
Posted on 03/28/2022
Douglas County Olympic athlete Elana Meyers Taylor was honored by the Douglas County School System with a hometown salute. After winning the bronze medal in the two-woman bobsled event at the Beijing Games, the five-time Olympian is the most decorated Black athlete in Winter Olympics history. 

The City of Douglasville and Douglas County hosted a welcome home celebration for the talented athlete at Arbor Place Mall last week. Beulah Elementary School music teacher Nicole Escobar performed the national anthem while Douglas County High School DECA students served as ushers. 

Superintendent Trent North and Board Member Devetrion Caldwell presented the Lithia Springs High School graduate with gifts during the event. The keepsake gifts included a DCSS watch, journal, and matching sweatshirts for her and her husband, Nicholas. Elana Meyers Taylor with Superintendent North

As he presented gifts to Meyers Taylor, Superintendent North thanked Meyers Taylor for her impact on the school system, saying: “Thank you for all you have done to honor and inspire our students to work hard and chase their dreams. We salute your determination, your kindness, and your remarkable achievements.”

Lithia Springs High School’s Band and Pep Squad surprised Meyers Taylor with a live performance. They also presented Meyers Taylor with memorable gifts. Their gifts included a Lithia Springs High School toboggan and scarf in the school’s colors. During Meyers Taylor’s presentation, she offered words of inspiration for students of her alma mater. She reminded students that anything is possible when you set goals, go after them, and achieve them. 
 
Meyers Taylor also received a proclamation from Governor Brian Kemp. Principal Travis Joshua says Meyers Taylor is the model of perseverance. “Elana is one of Douglas County’s greatest treasures,” he says. “She is a role model that we want to make sure that we continue to uplift in our community.”
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