Great Neck Olympian steps off the ice and back into the classroom

After a strong showing in the Winter Olympics in Italy, Emily Hughes went back to school in Great Neck Wednesday.

Hughes, who was an alternate in the Olympics, gave a solid performance in Turin and came in seventh place. The 17-year-old says she is surprised at all the attention she is getting and says just to be a part of the Olympics was amazing.

Now Hughes is back to balancing school and skating. She is starting to prepare for the SATs and the World Championship.

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