Olympic Gold Medalist Visits MSHS

It was designed to inspire and motivate, but it might have done much more than that.

In march, Marquette Senior High School student Elle Pearson won a nationwide essay contest about how the ‘Transitions’ Career Choices curriculum has affected her life.

The grand prize was a visit and speaking appearance by Dain Blanton, who won an Olympic gold medal in beach volleyball in 2000.

He spoke to Marquette Senior High School freshmen in a morning assembly and visited a few classrooms.

Blanton will attend the Redettes’ volleyball game tonight against Escanaba, and on Thursday, he’ll visit eighth-graders at Bothwell Middle School.