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Piscataquis Community Elementary School 7th and 8th 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 twenty-dollar fee paid by participating students. Transportation, lessons, lift tickets and equipment are all included. Big Squaw discounts their 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, send donations to the PCES Ski Program c/o PCES, 25 Campus Drive, Guilford, ME 04443.
Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union 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 Sunday, February 18th. Come and ski the view with Monty Moose.
Pictured from left to right: Dean Demer, Zoe Dow, Kaitlin Cupero and Sam Bridges. (Photo by David Bridges)