Baker School welcomes Jackie Robinson’s daughter (ESSAY)

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:54 PM.

Robinson met Olivia, along with classmates in Kim Fountain's sixth-grade class, in the school's media center. Each student received a T-shirt and a signed copy of Sharon Robinson's book "Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson.”

Friends and family surrounded Olivia as she met Robinson, who stayed for a pep rally in the school gymnasium.  

"We all have obstacles," Robinson said. "It’s not about how big the obstacle is, it’s about working the process through."

Olivia overcame her obstacle by eating nutritious food and participating in several 5K runs. She is the lone sixth-grader on the school's varsity track team.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Matthew Brown at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbMatthew.

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