Winter Sports School sends off another class
November 17, 2010
The Winter Sports School held its 2010 commencement at the Egyptian Theatre on Main Street Friday, Nov. 12 with 17 students participating in the ceremony.
Along with the diplomas, academic achievement awards were presented. The first of two major awards is the Kay Wright Memorial Award which is given to the outstanding senior as selected by the entire school faculty. The second is the Dave Sieger Memorial Award and is given to the outstanding senior in the study of Mathematics and Science. For the first time, both were awarded to a single senior — Katie Bernhard of Park City. According to the head of the Winter Sports School, Rob Clayton, "This is a remarkable achievement for Katie. The Winter Sports School has a very competitive academic environment and to garner such a high level of recognition from the school’s faculty is a remarkable achievement."
In addition to these two awards, the school recognizes outstanding students in each area of study offered by the Winter Sports School.
This year, junior Kiley Morgan of Park City received of a majority of the Academic Achievement Awards including: Outstanding Student in English, Spanish and Art.
Sam Dupratt of Park City, also a junior, received the Outstanding Student Award for Science. Nils Mindich a sophomore from Stowe, Vermont was recognized as the Outstanding Student in Mathematics. George Rodney from Denver, Colorado was named as the Outstanding Student in History. George is in his junior year.
The members of the 2010 graduating class are: Katie P. Bernhard, Park City; Adam Q. Callister, Salt Lake City; Avril Dunleavy, Salt Lake City; Jacob Daniel Fojtik, Park City; Sierra Fox, Sun Valley, Idaho; Bridget Serene French
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About the Winter Sports School
The Winter Sports School is located in Park City, Utah, on the campus of the Utah Olympic Park, home of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Since 1994, the Winter Sports School has offered unique college preparation programming that encourages elite winter sports athletes to train and compete at the highest level all winter long. The full-year academic calendar runs from mid-April to mid-November, leaving students free to train in their sport of choice during the winter. Students can train anywhere in the world, with any coach they choose. With a student: teacher ratio of 4:1, the Winter Sports School provides a highly personalized college preparatory educational experience for each student. Over 90 percent of graduates go on to college after graduation, and most attend NCAA member schools with a strong winter sports presence. For more information, please visit http://www.wintersportsschool.org .