Academic Accolades for the 2016-2017 Season

Photo by Joshua Wells

From Academic Director Erika Rixon

What an amazing season! This was by far one of the best snow years that these student-athletes have experienced in their lifetime. The snow-covered mountains coupled with the outstanding performances by student-athletes from all disciplines within SVSEF made for an extraordinary 2016-2017 ski and snowboard season. The rigorous schedule of trying to balance school, personal life, family, and sport is an enormous challenge. All of the kids in SVSEF deserve a round of applause for this very important life skill that they all get to practice every day throughout the winter months. But, it doesn’t stop there! SVSEF is a year-round program; therefore, this skill is constantly being fine-tuned. Congratulations to all of you for your hard work and dedication 12 months of the year.

This year we launched a tutoring program with instructors that had subject specific knowledge. It was a successful program that we are looking forward to building on next year. I would like to thank our tutors for their time and commitment. More importantly, I want to give a huge congratulations to those that attended tutoring consistently so that they could continue to excel in school just like they do on snow. At any given time, there were anywhere between five and ten students taking advantage of our academic support. The effort by the student-athletes was truly amazing!

Lastly, at the end of every season, we recognize those student-athletes who were able to maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. As stated before, this is a challenging task and they deserve recognition. Congratulations to the following:

Laine Allison

Ben Anderson

Wyatt Barth

Jackson Bevers

John Blackburn

Grace Bloomfield

Isabella Bourret

Lily Brunelle

Aidan Burchmore

Cailin Chandler

Henry Cherp

Skylar Cooley

Cash Dart

Cooper Dart

Caroline Dean

Hunter Diehl

Blake Deilke

Wilson Dunn

Katherine Estep

Will Everitt

Madison Ferris

Lily Fitzgerald

Ellie Gorham

Jake Gorham

Buey Grossman

Eva Grover

Johnny Hagenbuch

Joe Hall

Ashley Helm

Sage Holter

Kate Horowitz

Merumo Ishimaru

Addy Jacobsen

Anja Jensen

Eve Jensen

Kaia Jensen

Libby Kaiser

Tom Klose

Ella Kopplin

Walter Lafky

Alex Lafleur

Charlie Lamb

Sascha Leidecker

Libby Lindstrom

Ridley Lindstrom

Emma MacGuffie

Elle Mann

Eliza Marks

Katherine Markthaler

Sophia Mazzoni

Kiran Merchant

Molly Milgard

Wyatt Minor

Keene Morawitz

Max Moss

Max Noddings

Jenna Nurge

Landon Nurge

Michaela Petty

Grace Pepin

Julian Plank

Carlota Pomes-Rovira

Henry Raff

Addison Rafford

Alli Rathfon

Katelyn Rathfon

Sage Rheinschild

Nikki Sabiers

Meeks Sanchez-DuPont

Alexandra Schaffner

Rosa Schaffner

Bergen Schmidt

Zoe Simon

Erin Smith

Jack Smith

Bennett Snyder

Elk Spencer

Kate Stone

Charlie Stumph

Chloe Tanous

Hayden Terjeson

Sarah Troxel

Bentley Walker-Broose

Carley Walther-Porino

Keegan Webber

Ella Wolter

Peter Wolter

Spencer Wright

Tia Vontver

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