July 12, 2011 ~ Charlie Raposo '14 is training with the British National team in New Zealand in hopes of being selected to represent Great Britain in the Youth Olympic World Games. More on the story. See also Stunning Start to the Season for Charlie Raposohttp://www.teambss.org.uk/news/latest-news/stunning-start-to-the-season-for-charlie-raposo Read more...
[imagefield_assist|fid=708|preset=fullsize|title=|desc=|link=none|origsize=|align=left|width=640|height=427]June 7, 2011 ~With an exciting 10-7 semifinal win over Burr and Burton Academy,
the GMVS boys’ lacrosse team is now headed to the state Division 2 championship
game. The opening face-off is at 11 am on Saturday at Castleton State College. Hans
Halvorsen ’12 led the way with 3 goals and 5 assists, with junior Mitch
Grimmer also grabbing a hat trick. Senior goalie Dan Bell was a force in net,
making 16 spectacular saves to secure the team’s 11th win of
the year. Read more...
May 13, 2011 ~ Senior Project will be taking place a bit closer to home than past
are several reasons behind this change, including a desire to lower the
the project, a desire to contribute to projects that are more local in
and the desire to avoid conflicts with the boys and girls’ lacrosse
For the week of May 23 to May 27 the seniors will be working in
conjunction with Vermont’s Green Mountain Club on one of the most scenic
sections of the Long Trail; the seniors will be helping the GMC
of its older shelters (Watson Camp) which is... Read more...
May 8, 2011 – The Harvard Ski team has recently
named GMVS Graduates, Caroline McHugh of Warren,
Vermont and Andrew Spielvogel of Lexington, Massachusetts as captains. Caroline
McHugh was the valedictorian of the GMVS Class of 2008 and is currently
completing her junior year as an Environmental Science and Public Policy major
at Harvard. Caroline has been named three times to the US Collegiate Ski Coaches
Association All-Academic Team. Andrew Spielvogel was the valedictorian of the GMVS
Class of 2009 and is currently a sophomore majoring in Engineering at Harvard. Andrew was named... Read more...
May 10, 2011 ~
The lax teams had a mixed
week, as the season rolled on, with a few hiccups due to mother nature. The
boys took three straight wins, starting with an 11-1 win over Sharon Academy
last Wednesday. Sam Worley ’13 led the attack with a hat trick, while Graham
Quisenberry ’12 notched a pair of goals. Hans Halvorsen ’12 dished off for 3
assists while grabbing a goal of his own. Also scoring were Mitch Grimmer ‘12,
Brendan Todd ‘13, Trevor Harnsberger ‘13, Tomek Dobrzanski ’11 and Drew Duffy
‘13. Senior goalie Dan Bell was busy, making 15 saves.
The team then faced Mt. Abraham... Read more...
May 10, 2011 ~On Friday we once again
fanned out around the state to lend a hand in a variety of projects during our
annual Community Service Day. Sam Jackson did a tremendous job of putting
together projects and groups to tend to them, and we couldn’t have asked for a
more pleasant day to pitch in. A list of the groups we helped this year:
Champlain Maritime Museum
(Ferrisburgh)Mad River Path Association
Center (Burlington)VT Youth Conservation CorpsEvergreen Place (Waitsfield)Central VT Community Land
Trust (Waitsfield)HOPE Community Services
(... Read more...
May 10, 2011 ~ On Sunday a large crowd of
aerobically talented folks hopped on the spinning bikes in and around the Doug Parker
to complete a mammoth fundraising effort to benefit the Livestrong Foundation.
According to event organizer Sandy Vietze ’11, 48 riders toiled for a total of
74 hours on the spinning bikes, led by instructors Doug Lewis ’82, Jim Komarmi,
Steve Utter, Justin Beckwith and Vinnie Scalia ’06. Most riders rode for one
hour, with several completing 2 hours. One rider hung in for 4 hours straight!
The event tallied over $3100, and that figure is still rising... Read more...
WHISTLER, BC (April 10) – Green Mountain Valley School's Ryan Mooney
(Charlemont, MA) closed the 2011 Whistler Cup with a win Sunday topping
the men's giant slalom field in Whistler. Mooney was joined on the
podium by fellow American Aspen Valley Ski Club's Colby Lane
(Carbondale, CO) with bronze.
After sitting in second behind Austria's Marco Lander after the first
run, Mooney laid down the fastest second run time to edge out Lander for
the gold. Mooney topped the field by just two-hundredths with Lander in
second and Lane in third.
Sugar Bowl Ski Team Foundation's James Lebel (... Read more...
race at Sugarbush on Friday and race at Cochran’s next
2:05-3:00 8th Grade English
3:05-4:00 8th Grade History
4:55-5:50 Friday A period
Regular Monday schedule!
8:40-9:35 Insert Wednesday A period
12:30-1:00 Resume regular Tuesday
2:05-3:00 8th Grade History
8:40-9:35... Read more...
March 21, 2011 ~ U.S. Ski Team stars
Rahlves '91, Bobby Cochran and Muffy Davis who will be
inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Sat., Apr. 2 in Sun Valley. It's all a
part of Ski Heritage Week in Sun Valley where
hundreds of sport enthusiasts will gather for parties, skiing and taking a look
back at our sport. Tickets are still available for the event, which includes a
long weekend of activities. Let us know if you're planning to attend. If there
are enough alumni, we'll hold a special reception on Fri., Apr. 1 for registered
alums. Already on tap is a reunion... Read more...
March 15, 2011 ~ The United
States Collegiate Ski Coaches Association has presented 7 GMVS graduates with the prestigious All American award. To qualify for the award, athletes
must have a 3.5 gpa in the fall semester and have competed in the regional championships.
Micaela Holland ‘07
Michelle Seares ‘09
David Sinclair ‘09
Andrew Spielvogel ‘09
Engineering... Read more...
On Monday evening, GMVS
alumnus Tik Root ’08 of Middlebury College addressed a full Student
Center with a report on his
experiences in Alexandria, Egypt during the January
revolution. His pictures and videos were incredible, showing the scope and
speed of the events that took place during his time there. After giving the
group some background on the political and social situation in Egypt leading up to the events in January, he
then recounted the tension-filled hours that made up the days of the street
protests and sporadic violence in the neighborhoods of Alexandria. It was fascinating to... Read more...
The J2 Nationals are being
held at Sugarloaf, and in the GS it was Danny Duffy ’12 coming out on top,
winning the gold with an impressive second run. Younger brother Drew ’13 skied
solidly to finish 7th, second-best for the first-year J2 group. The
slalom was held in spring conditions on Saturday, and Danny was again on the
podium, again winning the second run, but coming up just short of the top spot
in second place. The “Jump of the Day” belonged to Kendall Pasteris ’12, who
moved to 9th place from way back in 32nd. Read more...
March 4, 2010 ~It
was a good day for GMVS and the East here in Sugarloaf at the J2
the Men’s GS Danny Duffy lit up the second run and took the win, coming
8th place tie on run one. Drew Duffy also had a great second run moving
14th to 7th overall f[imagefield_assist|fid=678|preset=third_of_page_pic|lightbox=true|title=|desc=Danny on the Podium|link=none|align=right|width=200|height=268]or the day. Kendall Pasteris and Trevor Harnsberger
in 34th and 35th overall. Trevor came from start number 73.
Mitch Grimmer and AJ Ginnis were... Read more...
February 17, 2011 ~ GMVS athlete, Joe Swensson was on the podium today receiving a bronze medal in the NorAm series Super G in Aspen, Colorado.[imagefield_assist|fid=677|preset=fullsize|lightbox=true|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=452|height=352] Read more...
Friday February 11, 2011 ~ Two GMVS athletes will be among the six US competitors to attend the Pokal Loka International Children’s Racebeing held in Sinkofia Loka/ Stari Vrh, Slovenia Feb. 19-20, 2011. Prior to the event, GMVS will host the US team at our European facility in Koessen, Austria. More on the story on the USSA website. Read more...
February 5, 2011 ~ After two weeks of skiing in Austria, we ended the J3/4 European trip with a
visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp outside of Munich, Germany. Students uniformly expressed their difficulty processing the experience. I have taken other GMVS
groups to Dachau
and the experience has always been very educational, but also very
tough. As an
educator, I can't give them simple answers, but I can encourage them to engage
with the world and help them formulate and explore the questions it raises for
To learn more about Dachau, visit the Dachau
Concentration Camp... Read more...
February 2, 2011 ~The Nordic team is back in
town for an extended period, and they spent the weekend racing in Weston, MA.
According to Coach Tim Weston, it was the team’s best racing effort of the
season so far. The racing consisted of a mass start race and a sprint. For the
ladies, Heidi Halvorsen ’13 collected second place in both events for the J2s,
and Elena Lüthi ’11 garnered 2nd place overall in the sprint, and 5th
in the mass start. For the guys, everyone was chasing David Sinclair ’10 of Dartmouth, who took the
win in the mass start. He was 5th in the sprint. Jackson Rich ’11
took... Read more...
February 2, 2011 ~We’ll start with news of the
youngest of the GMVS crew: the ‘G7s’, or 7th-graders. They trekked
all the way to Jay
Peak on Sunday for a
tough race, and here is Coach Charlie Powell’s report:
That hill was VERY difficult to ski (partly the reason
we held training there on Saturday). The course setters had the gates stacked
AND offset to try and keep terminal velocity to a minimum. Consequently, there
were many big crashes and DNF's. That being said, our group had some incredible
results. Josh Turner hip checked in the first run, only to come back with a 2nd
place in the... Read more...