Meryl Davis & Charlie White

Olympic Gold Medalists, World Champions, Ice Dancing

“If you want to be good at something, make it fun!”

Both self-proclaimed dog lovers, Meryl Davis and Charlie White share a lot of things in common, including an Olympic Gold Medal! As one of the longest lasting ice dance teams in the United States, Meryl and Charlie have forged a lifelong friendship.

When they were just eight years old, Meryl and Charlie struck up an ice dancing partnership and developed their skills from there. Taking the competitive figure skating world by storm, Meryl and Charlie went on to become 6x National Champions, 2x World Champions and win several medals at the Olympic Winter Games.

As a child, Meryl loved playing Candyland, but she struggled with reading and math in school. She worked hard to improve her academic skills and along with winning the eighteenth season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, Meryl is now a student at the University of Michigan studying cultural anthropology.

Young Charlie was afraid of heights but adored pizza, math and hockey. He enjoys spending time his two dogs, DJ and Finn and his wife. Charlie is also a student at the University of Michigan and studies Political Science.

Returning for their fifth years as mentors, Meryl and Charlie are currently on tour with a professional ice skating tour and are thrilled to be able to continue to make a difference in the lives of Classroom Champions students. Meryl and Charlie’s videos and accompanying lessons created by Classroom Champions teachers, are featured on the Amazon Inspire platform of open educational resources.

Fun Fact: Both Meryl and Charlie hated sushi as a kid, but now they love it! They are also both avid fans of Lord of the Rings!

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