Anonymous company pays for ski club for students at School No. 20

Updated: 02/26/2014 7:49 PM
Created: 02/26/2014 4:43 PM WHEC.com

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous company, the students at School No. 20 have a ski club at their school.

The students will take weekly trips to Swain Ski Resort for lessons and trips down the slopes. School officials say they wanted students to be able to experience something they might not have been able to do otherwise.

Cheryl Donatella, Assistant Principal, said, "We did help sponsor some students that were unable to pay the money and we assisted them in coming up with the 75 dollars. We even have a teacher that paid for a couple of our students to go so they could experience it."

Giovanni Mendoza-Colon, third grader, said, "I'm very excited because I've never been skiing before and this is the first time that I've ever been skiing so it's very exciting for me."

School leaders say it will teach the kids about exercise, different communities and help them develop listening and social skills.

News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.


Few Clouds
25° | 3°
  • Feels like: 2° F
  • Wind: W 7mph
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Thu A few afternoon snow showers
    32° | 15°
  • Fri Windy, chance of snow showers in the morning
    15° | 5°
  • Sat Clouds giving way to sun
    15° | -2°
  • Sun Snow showers
    24° | 6°