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Erin Hamlin Celebrations Continue

She made history. She made her country proud. And she made her village even more proud. Erin Hamlin luged her way into the history books and today the Village of Remsen is still celebrating.
She made history. She made her country proud. And she made her village even more proud. Erin Hamlin luged her way into the history books and today the Village of Remsen is still celebrating.

All 227 students and faculty--including Hamlin's Aunt Carol-- sat in the Remsen Central School library as they watched their very own Erin Hamlin win the first American medal in the luge event. And Wednesday they watched her receive that medal. Students and faculty couldn't get over the emotion and excitement that came from watching Hamlin compete and win in front of the entire world.

"We had high energy yesterday. We had almost every student in the school and faculty and staff was there. And we had a celebration," says Dale Turner, principal.

"It's just been electric. It's so hard to describe the heightened sense of the anticipation," says Greg Roos, teacher.

Students say the most amazing part of it all is Erin Hamlin walked through these hallways just as they do every day.

“It gives so much hope and inspiration to other students that we can accomplish big feats even though we come from a small rural district,” says David Peterson II, student.

And Hamlin’s Aunt Carol knows all too well about her long journey that led her to become this hero for the students at Remsen Central School.

"We almost went through all the years that we've been doing this. All the years we've been going back and forth up to Lake Placid. Kind of went through and wondered if it was ever going to happen. It finally did and I was just so happy. She deserves it, that's for sure," says Carol Hamlin, aunt.

The Village of Remsen looks forward to cheering Hamlin on in the first-ever luge relay on Thursday.

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