Local Olympic gold medalist honored

A local woman who won a gold medal at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is being honored. Officials in Allegheny have declared Thursday, September 8, 2016, as “Amanda Polk Day”. Polk won a gold medal with the U.S. Women’s rowing team.

She is an Oakland Catholic grad and a native of Allegheny County.

She was honored Thursday at a school assembly at Oakland Catholic High School.

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