March 17, 2014 | North America: Michigan

Olympic Champions, SOMI Figure Skating Champion Honored by Governor Snyder

By Aaron Mills

Olympic gold medalist ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White along with Special Olympics Michigan gold medalist figure skater Teadora Spremo were honored for their accomplishments by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder at the State Capitol building in Lansing on Tuesday, March 11. Snyder says they're "Michiganders through and through" and residents couldn't ask for better ambassadors for the state. Davis and White are the first Americans to win an Olympic ice dance title. They train in Canton and attend the University of Michigan. Spremo is an Ann Arbor teen, who won a gold medal in figure skating at the Special Olympics Michigan State Winter Games last month. Spremo also takes part in Special Olympics Michigan's Project UNIFY. "My friends and classmates motivate me," said Spremo. "I made lots of friends once I joined Project UNIFY...This was the first year I skated. I won a gold medal. I was really excited!"

About Aaron Mills: Aaron Mills is the Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator at Special Olympics Michigan.
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