2013/2014 Hilary Lindh Scholarship Winners
Winners are chosen by a selection committee based on scholastic achievement, competitive spirit, and financial need.
From Gastineau Elementary School, first grader Michael “loves to try new things,” says Liz White, Gastineau Attendance & Lunch Clerk. “He can be seen around the school in the afternoon most days on his rollerblades.” Michael moved to Juneau just before starting Kindergarten and has “never skied but would love to learn!”
Jenna is a fourth grader from Gastineau Elementary School and loves “to cross-country ski, but would love to learn to downhill ski.” She has been described as a “team player who loves to participate in everything that Juneau has to offer her,” according to George Montero Jr., who wrote a letter of recommendation for Jenna’s application.
Among the winners is Cheyenne, who demonstrates “respect and reverence for the natural world,” according to Daven Hafey, Legislative Liason and Wilderness Stewardship Coordinator. A twelfth grader from Juneau Douglas High School, Cheyenne has a keen sense of humor and a constant desire to discover.
The fourth scholarship winner shines with strength and persistence as he overcomes “a rare leg birth defect that is challenging.” Born with Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency, or PFFD, Thunder Mountain High School ninth grader Keagan is a “one-of-a-kind eclectic learner”, says Nicholas Jans. “I love skiing, it makes me feel like my small leg doesn’t matter,” says Keagan.
For questions regarding the Hilary Lindh Scholarship, please contact:
Julie Jackson, Snowsports School & Community Outreach Supervisor
(907) 790-2000 x227