Olympic Medalists Honored on Decatur Square


Hypatia DelRosario & Anita Renfroe

Olympic medalist Angelo Taylor following behind Southwest DeKalb’s band.

On Thursday, September 20, 2012, DeKalb County Schools honored Olympic medalists Deedee Trotter and Angelo Taylor. Trotter attended Cedar Grove High School, and Taylor attended Southwest DeKalb High School. Both schools’ bands, color guards, and drill teams were there to line the route when the two medalists entered the square. DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis presented awards to the two athletes, saying that their accomplishment demonstrated that if these two DeKalb County graduates can become Olympic medalists, other students can achieve such honors as well.