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DeAnna Price, center, with the students at Immaculate Conception School. 

DeAnna Price recently made history, becoming the first ever woman from the United States to take gold in the hammer throw competition at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships held in Doha, Qatar. 

Her throw was also historic, as she threw 77.54 meters, which is the fourth-longest distance ever recorded.

Price grew up in Moscow Mills, attending Immaculate Conception School and Troy Buchanan High School. On Oct. 4, as a part of a speech tour of several local schools, Price visited Immaculate Conception School to give a motivational speech to the students. Price stressed to the students the three most important things in life: God, family and friends. She also talked to the kids about body image and self acceptance. 

“You have so many chances to be a good person and to do something great with your life. It’s all about the people that you surround yourself with and having a positive outlook on life. That’s what is going to make you a good person,” Price said. 

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