PCES students hit the slopes

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GREENVILLE JUNCTION — On Feb. 2 Piscataquis Community Elementary School seventh- and eighth-graders traded their textbooks for skis. A total of 53 students headed to Big Squaw Mountain for an afternoon of skiing — many of whom first learned how to ski last year in this program while others were figuring out how to maneuver in ski boots for the first time.

The school’s ski program is now in its fourth year and is currently funded through a 21st Century grant along with a $20 fee paid by participating students. Transportation, lessons, lift tickets and equipment are all included. Big Squaw Mountain generously discounts its rates to help make this program possible.

Students are looking forward to three additional days of skiing this season. If you would like to help support this program, please send donations to the PCES Ski Program c/o PCES, 25 Campus Drive, Guilford, ME 04443.

Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union proudly supports the ski program through its Caring for Community program and will also be sponsoring a free day of skiing at Big Squaw for its members on Feb. 18. Come and ski the view with Monty Moose.

Photo courtesy of David Bridges
TRADING THEIR TEXTBOOKS FOR SKIS — On Feb. 2 more than 50 grade 7-8 students from Piscataquis Community Elementary School in Guilford were able to spend the afternoon on the slopes at Big Squaw Mountain in Greenville Junction through the school’s ski program. From left are Dean Demer, Zoe Dow, Kaitlin Cupero and Sam Bridges.

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