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Olympic cross country skier Jessie Diggins, of Afton, visited Valley Crossing Community School, her former school, where she spoke with students. (Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith).

Olympian Diggins returns to speak at Woodbury alma mater

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Olympian Jessie Diggins returned to her old stomping grounds last week.

The Afton resident who competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics as a cross-country skier, spoke with students May 7 at Valley Crossing Community School, which she previously attended.


Skiing in Sochi

Diggins, 22, first started skiing with her dad when she was younger.

“I spent my whole life on the snow,” she said.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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