JUNEAU - The Eaglecrest Board of Directors is proud to announce the winners of the Hilary Lindh Scholarships. This year's recipients of the Hilary Lindh Season Pass Scholarship are Asianna Mazon, Riley Sikes, Shelby Jeffries and Christopher Coulson.
Asianna Mazon is in the fourth grade. She has taken a few daily lessons at Eaglecrest but is excited to advance and perfect her skiing skills. A teacher of Mazon's described her as "bright, creative and hardworking." Outside of school, she is involved in softball, jump roping and dancing. Mazon told Eaglecrest that if she won the scholarship, she would spend Saturdays on the slopes with her friends.
Riley Sikes is in fourth grade. When he skies, he loves feeling the wind on his face when he goes down the hill. Sikes is very athletic and has set outstanding goals for himself. He currently practices twice a week with the Midnight Suns and hopes to get into AAA baseball. One of Sikes teachers said that he is respectful of other students and is a great role model to classmates. If he were to win, Sikes would like to go out to pizza with his family, then head up to Eaglecrest to ski.
Shelby Jeffries is in 12th grade. She is a passionate snowboarder and is excited to get on the mountain. In addition to athletics, Jeffries excels in singing and foreign languages. She placed second place in French at the Southeast Regional World Language Competition. In just one month, Jeffries raised $4,000 so she could tour in Italy with the Alaska Youth Choir. She is an excellent athlete who also plays basketball and softball. Shelby is very deserving of this season pass.
Christopher Coulson is in sixth grade. He loves to skateboard and has only tried skiing a handful of times while on school field trips. Coulson is a competitive student who has joined both wrestling and judo teams. He also participates in band and has earned the Honor Roll for the first quarter of the school year. Coulson would like to ski or snowboard as often as possible with friends who already know how so that they can teach him the sport.
The Hilary Lindh Season Pass Scholarship program was established in 1992 in recognition of Lindh's silver medal in the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics and of the hard work that she has dedicated to downhill ski racing. Each year the Eaglecrest Board of Directors awards four season passes to one girl and one boy in grades K through five, as well as one boy and one girl in grades six through 12.