Story last updated at 12/5/2012 - 2:13 pm
JUNEAU - Eaglecrest and the Eaglecrest Board of Directors has announced the 2012 Annual Hilary Lindh Season Pass Scholarship Competition. Each year the board awards four season passes to one girl and one boy in grades K-5, as well as one boy and one girl in grades 6-12. Applications are judged on scholastic achievement, competitive spirit and financial need.
Applications are available at all Juneau public schools, Raven & IDEA Home School offices and online at www.skijuneau.com. There are separate applications for children in grades K-5 and those in grades 6-12. All applicants who meet the judging criteria and turn in completed application packets will receive an Eaglecrest day lift ticket and equipment rental to reward them for their hard work and dedication. Applications need to be submitted directly to Eaglecrest or any Juneau public school by Noon on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The 2012 recipients will be announced on Monday, Dec. 17.
For questions regarding the Hilary Lindh Scholarship Competition visit www.skijuneau.com or call Eaglecrest at 907-790-2000 x227.
The Hilary Lindh Season Pass Scholarship program was established in 1992 in recognition of Hilary Lindh's silver medal in the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics and of the hard work that she has dedicated to downhill ski racing. She started skiing in Juneau at an early age and won the U.S. and World Junior Championship in the Downhill Competition at age 16. Hilary attended a Utah ski academy in 1984 and eight years later won an Olympic Silver Medal. She competed on the World Cup Circuit for 12 years winning three World Cup Downhill races, and participated in three Olympic Games. Hilary won the 1997 World Downhill Championship and retired in March of 1997. She was inducted into the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame in April 2006 and the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame in February 2009.