September 4, 2012

County Honors Local Olympians

County Executive Ike Leggett hosted a reception in the Executive Office Building in Rockville honoring Montgomery County’s 2012 Olympians. Two of the five local athletes who competed in London -- Scott Parsons, three-time Olympian in the men’s slalom kayak event and Katie Ledecky, Gold Medal winner in the 800-meter freestyle swimming event (shown with the Executive) -- attended the reception.  

Julie Zetlin (rhythmic gymnastics), Caroline Queen (women’s slalom kayak) and David Banks (rowing) were unable to attend the reception.

In his remarks, Leggett noted, “That each of you made it to this level in your respective sports is indeed a major accomplishment and something you will always treasure."

The auditorium was filled with County employees who took the opportunity to talk to and be photographed with the Olympians.  Both Katie and Scott graciously obliged everyone asking for photos and/or autographs.