HR Sports Star: LaShawn Merritt

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Woodrow Wilson High School graduate LaShawn Merritt’s success at the Beijing and Rio Olympic Games has made his hometown proud for years, and now he can add a “Key to the City” to his many awards. A full day of events is planned to honor Merritt including a parade and special proclamation by Mayor Kenneth Wright.

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