Greenville High School ski team helps younger students

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 12:48 pm on Monday, February 18, 2013

GREENVILLE — The Greenville High School ski team put their talents to good use to help teach younger students how to ski.

Every Wednesday in January, the ski team — comprised of about nine high-school students — would take time to teach Greenville’s elementary and middle school students the techniques of skiing.

“It’s a great opportunity for them to explore who they are and to showcase their talents,” said High School Principal Jeff Wright.

Junior Kenny Wood, 16, said the team would meet with the students and team them how to make their “S’s” and “Pizzas” while learning to ski on the hill.

“We also showed them how to carve,” said junior Michael Browning, 16.

Other important tips that were highlighted included how to get on and off the ski lift, stopping and falling.

“We definitely taught them to be prepared to fall,” said junior Heather Like, 17.

Wood said during the off season, the ski team still keeps in shape by running, weight lifting and doing other activities like Zumba.

The only requirement for being on the ski team is to be a high-school student, the group said.

“You don’t have to know how to ski,” said freshman Kody wood, 14, noting all levels are welcome to join.

One reason the students like to be a part of the team is because of the bonds and friendships they have developed over the years.

“You meet a lot of new friends,” said junior Josh Scott, 16. “When you get out on the hill, you know almost everyone.

Bowning agreed stating “…We are like one big ski family.”

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