Michele Drolet '76 – Skiing

(Presented by Laurie Priest)

The first American woman – in the Olympics or Paralympics – to win a cross country skiing medal, Drolet became legally blind as an infant, but didn’t let that stop her from achieving great feats. She won a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Paralympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, posting a time in the 5k freestyle that was just 30 seconds shy of the silver medal. Drolet has gone on to continue helping others with disabilities, serving as the manager of community relations for The Seeing Eye, Inc., a guide dog training school in Morristown, N.J., for a number of years. CLICK TO VIEW THE OFFICAL RELEASE.