We asked former Baldwin and Oceanside resident Devin Logan, who won a silver medal in slopestyle skiing at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, some questions we thought local residents would ask her.
After earning a spot in the finals in the qualifying round on Feb. [DATE], Logan took the silver with a score of 85.40. Canadaâ€™s Dara Howell won the gold medal, scoring 94.20, and another Canadian, Kim Lammare, took the bronze with a score of 85.00.
Logan turned 21 last week.
Here are her answers to our questions.
Herald: Is there anyone from the Baldwin or Oceanside areas that you grew up with that you remain in touch with?
Logan: Yes, my friend Sal, Ann Marie, and Carol Ann; theyâ€™re from Baldwin. They are hilarious, and we use to go to the beach together as a family when I was younger. We use to have sleepovers all the time â€” happy memories for sure. The Wynn family, he was my PR teacher and his son was my brotherâ€™s friend growing up.
H: Did any of your teachers from Baldwin or Oceanside influence you when you was younger?
L: Mr. [George] Wynn was a huge influence on my life. He was a wonderful teacher, and I would go to his class when I had breaks and just hang out. Heâ€™s funny and definitely one of my favorites. Made a great, positive influence on my life. Mr. [Chuck] Phelan [School 2], he was my sixth-grade teacher. He was cool and would always be flexible with my skiing schedule when I was competing, when my mom would take me out of school for skiing. He was a great guy, and he actually hit me up a couple weeks ago! I owe him an email!
H: When and where was the first time you ever competed in skiing?
L: I was 6 years old and I think it was a big air and I did a spread eagle off of the small jump. I was at Windham, New York.
H: Who was the first person you talked to in the States after you won the silver medal?
L: I called my dad and my family. My mom was in Russia with me, so it was nice to be able to connect with my dad back on Long Island.
H: Whatâ€™s next on your agenda?
L: Iâ€™m soaking in every minute of this and having a wonderful time! Hopefully Iâ€™ll head home to Park City, hang out and enjoy some spring skiing with friends. Iâ€™m also looking forward to this summer, and maybe a birthday party in Las Vegas! Weâ€™ll see â€¦
H: Whatâ€™s your fondest memories of being in Baldwin and Oceanside?Â
L: Being so close to the water was always nice, and I love the beach. I liked going to my siblingsâ€™ sporting events â€” soccer, softball and football games. Ralphâ€™s Italian Ice! I want some of that right now as Iâ€™m typing it! My cousins and grandparents are in Garden City, and it was the best being so close to family. Looking forward to seeing them this weekend!