GMVS News

GMVS Boys’ Lacrosse in State Final

[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...

The Senior Class to Volunteer on the Long Trail

May 13, 2011 ~ Senior Project will be taking place a bit closer to home than past years; there are several reasons behind this change, including a desire to lower the cost of the project, a desire to contribute to projects that are more local in nature, and the desire to avoid conflicts with the boys and girls’ lacrosse schedules.   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 dismantle one of its older shelters (Watson Camp) which is...  Read more...

GMVS Grads Named Captains of Harvard Ski Team

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...

LAX Results

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...

Community Service Day 2011

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: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (Ferrisburgh)Mad River Path Association (Fayston)New North End Youth Center (Burlington)VT Youth Conservation CorpsEvergreen Place (Waitsfield)Central VT Community Land Trust (Waitsfield)HOPE Community Services (...  Read more...

Spinning to a Cure

May 10, 2011 ~ On Sunday a large crowd of aerobically talented folks hopped on the spinning bikes in and around the Doug Parker Sports Center 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...

Ryan Mooney '14 - Representing the United States Wins 2011 Whistler Cup GS

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...

SCHEDULE: FRI. MARCH 25-THURS. MARCH 31

Due to Vermont Cup race at Sugarbush on Friday and race at Cochran’s next Wednesday   Friday, March 25: 2:05-3:00               8th Grade English only 3:05-4:00               8th Grade History only 4:55-5:50               Friday A period   Monday, March 28:      Regular Monday schedule! Tuesday, March 29: 7:40-8:35               Per. A 8:40-9:35               Insert Wednesday A period 12:30-1:00             Resume regular Tuesday schedule!   Wednesday, March 30: 2:05-3:00               8th Grade History only Thursday, March 31 7:40-8:35               Per. A 8:40-9:35...  Read more...

Hall of Fame to Honor Daron Rahlves '91

March 21, 2011 ~ U.S. Ski Team stars Daron 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...

All Academic Intercollegiate Ski Team honors 7 GMVS Graduates

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.   Name School Major Micaela Holland ‘07 Bates Sociology Michelle Seares ‘09 Colby Government David Sinclair ‘09 Dartmouth Undeclared Andrew Spielvogel ‘09 Harvard Engineering...  Read more...

Tik Root' '08 Reports on Egypt

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...

Danny Duffy '12 wins GS at J2 Nationals

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...

Danny Duffy '12 Wins J2 Nationals GS

March 4, 2010 ~It was a good day for GMVS and the East here in Sugarloaf at the J2 Nationals. In the Men’s GS Danny Duffy lit up the second run and took the win, coming from an 8th place tie on run one. Drew Duffy also had a great second run moving from 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 landed in 34th and 35th overall. Trevor came from start number 73. Unfortunately both Mitch Grimmer and AJ Ginnis were...  Read more...

Joe Swensson '04 'PG Places Third at NorAm Super G

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...

Christian Skalka' 87 in the news for Avalanche Warning Research

February 15, 2011 ~ Christian Skalka'87 is in the Burlington Free Press for his work on avalanche predictions.  UVM researcher helps warn of avalanches  Read more...

Ryan Mooney '14 and Alexandra Skovran named to US Team

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...

Dave Gavett Reflects on Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp

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 them. To learn more about Dachau, visit the Dachau Concentration Camp...  Read more...

Nordic Scoreboard

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...

Alpine Update - North American Report

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...

Alpine Update - European Report

February 2, 2011 ~We still have folks plying the slopes of Europe, led by PG Chris Frank, whose 3rd-place in a Super G in Meribel, France got him back on the podium as he enters the second half of the season. Also on the Continent are several younger skiers (in addition to the J3/4 trip that is just finishing up in Austria) attending junior events. At the World Juniors in Crans Montana, Switzerland are Ghassan Gedeon-Achi ’11, representing Lebanon, and Kristin Sweeney ‘13, representing Ireland. Later in the month, a trio of J3s will be at Stari Vrh, Slovenia in the 35th Pokal Loka, a...  Read more...

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