At one time my school did not have a ski team, so my family and I approached the school board to see if I could take part in the high school races on my own. The school board listened to our proposal and worked with us to help me become the Lisbon Ski Team. We also got support from Lin-Wood High School, who allowed me to train with their team. These experiences have helped me realize that our community—and other communities—care and are willing to lend their support.

—Lisbon Regional High School