Carrabassett Valley Academy Sophomore, Luke Kearing, is the 2018 U.S. Ski U16 Overall National Champion in Alpine ski racing.The towering 15-year-old, who hails from Carrabassett Valley, has had an impressive season –showcasing his dedication and passion for the sport by hitting the podium in nearly all of his races. Luke dominated at the Eastern Championships [held at Stowe Mountain, VT in mid-March], throwing down consistently fast runs and landing on the podium not once, but three times throughout the competition. But following that event is when things really started to heat up on the cold steeps of Sugarloaf Mountain.
The 2018 United Sates Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships wrapped up last week in Lake Placid, NY. CVA was well represented with Big Dogs competing in Alpine, Snowboard and Freeski events.
At CVA we consistently speak to the importance of gratitude. It is a concept that crops up with great frequency in today's world, where instant gratification seems so readily available. Teaching our student-athletes how to be grateful for the places and people in their lives is arguably the most important lesson we impart to them during their time here.