The USOC reports that U.S. National Silver Medalist Rachael Flatt has been named a reading superstar for January by the literacy organization Reading is Fundamental. Congrats to Flatt, who seems to quietly be garnering recognition in several arenas.
The reigning world junior champion, U.S. silver medalist and 2010 Olympic hopeful carries a 4.0 grade point average and is an avid reader, despite her rigorous skating schedule.
Reading is Fundamental and Flatt have partnered to demonstrate the important role reading can play in achieving one's goals.
"My favorite fictional character is Lucy Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia, because she is very brave, creative, curious and willing to take chances and explore the unknown," says Flatt. "Sometimes in skating, you have to step beyond what you are comfortable with, much like Lucy does in Narnia."