Olympic inspiration

Olympic inspiration

Olympic luger Tucker West visited Ridgefield Academy Monday, March 3, and met with Wilton students, from left, JR Stauff, Maeve Stauff, Juliette Amadeo (Mr. West), Ian Chow, Abigail Chow and Harry Amadeo. Mr. West, an 18-year-old from  Ridgefield, told the children he set a goal to achieve his Olympic dream at a very young age and worked diligently toward that goal for the past 12 years. He cited goal setting, hard work, determination, and great support as reasons for his success. Mr. West was the second-fastest American luger at the Sochi games. The school band performed the Olympic theme and students read notes of thanks and lit an ‘Olympic torch’ to symbolize the way he has kept the Olympic dream alive.