Missy Franklin may seem like your ordinary high school student, but in a few months, she’s likely going to be an internationally known Olympic medalist. Before heading off to the Olympic Trials in June, and most likely London after that, the junior swimmer from Regis Jesuit High School in Colorado got a surprise send-off at her school’s annual “Senior Send-off.”
The students unveiled a banner that said “Good Luck Missy,” and Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker spoke to the crowd, receiving hearty cheers from the female students.
Franklin addressed the audience before breaking out some dance moves.
“I’m going to try and keep it together. Honestly, I can’t even tell you how much this means to me. You are my life. I love you so much and knowing whatever happens this summer I still get to come home to you is the best feeling in the world,” she said.
The emotional send-off culminated with the outgoing Franklin doing some dance moves like “the sprinkler” and “the worm,” which is becoming more and more common in sports these days.
Franklin heads to Omaha, Nebraska next month for the Olympic Trials.
“That was so much more than I could have ever imagined,” she said. “I have the best friends in the world.”
H/T Nick Zaccardi