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Proctor Hosts Lakes Region Race In A Winter Wonderland!
Blessed with 4 or 5 inches of new snow, Proctor welcomed eight teams to the Blackwater Valley and the Proctor Ski Area, groomed to perfection. Skiing classic technique in the woods and out briefly onto a field, the course began with a mass start before three loops for a total of 4 KM. The girls began first and due to some illness, co-captain Katie Ball (2nd place) and Sarah Ferdinand were the only two girls wearing the Proctor snowflake. Both worked hard and skiied to great results & big smiles. Co-captain Nathaniel Perkins (4th place) led the boys squad, followed by Jaime Migoya, Matt Bent, Asher Whittemore, Nick Ho, Rio Hashimoto, Sean Slick, Daniel Gunther, Andre Chiang, Sam Fulton, & Cole Schwabacher. The photos attest to their hard work and focus for about 20 minutes of racing. The rest of the story is improved technique for a team made up of many beginners, a better understanding of fitness and staying healthy throiugh the winter, and the power of cheering. Many thanks to our supporters - faculty & staff who volunteered to help score & time and Garry George's incredible ski hill crew. Special thanks (it's always about the food!) go to Jen Bent (and other parents) who helped make a delicious lasagna (& cupcake) team dinner possible after the race. Proctor parent Rich Tilton generously shares his photos for us to enjoy. Next Wednesday, there is a chance that Dublin School will host their race back at the Proctor ski area - stay tuned.
Located in Andover, NH, Proctor Academy is a private coeducational day and boarding school for grades 9–12. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, experiential off-campus programs, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.