Northwestern High School alumna visits school after winning gold in Rio

MIAMI (WSVN) - An Olympian stopped by her South Florida Alma mater, Friday, after winning a gold medal in Rio this year.

Northwestern High School hosted a ceremony to celebrate and honor their alumni Brianna Rollins, a gold medal-winning Olympian.

The school honored her for winning gold in the 100-meter hurdles and for achieving her dreams.

Rollins said she hopes her accomplishments will inspire students. “I just want them to continue to know that I’m out here inspiring them and doing this for them,” she said. “It’s not for the medals. It’s more so for everyone to know that they can do whatever they want to do if they put their minds to it.”

“I think it makes a statement to the world that through adversities, no matter where you are, you can can conquer anything if you just persevere and commit to it,” said her coach Carmen Jackson.

Rollins grew up in Liberty City and graduated from Northwestern High School in 2009.

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