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Hayley Downs, graduating senior from Camden Hills Rgional High School, has recieved an award from the United States Figure Skating Association. Several years ago, U.S. Figure Skating launched its Graduating Seniors Program to recognize the achievements of those individuals graduating from high school who continued their training in figure skating while pursuing their academic studies. The purpose of this program is to honor and credit those qualified graduates for their acheivements during high school through the presentation to the skater of a congratulatory letter, achievement certificate and lapel pin. Recognition is proudly awarded on behalf of the U.S. Figure Skating Program Development Committee to those high school graduates who meet the necessary application criteria. In Hayleys case, she has passed tests at the Juvenile level for Freestyle skating, Novice level for Moves In The Field and her Silver ice dances and so has earned her Silver level award. Last year, only 52 seniors recieved this award and only one was from Maine. The Gradualting Seniors Program Award helps to bridge the gap from high school to college and gives skaters a sense of pride for what they have acheieved throughout their high school carreer.
Hayley lives in Lincolnville, Maine and has been skating since she was five years old and has worked as a Junior Coach for the Skating Association of Maine."Figure skating gave me a second home. The rink was a sacred place where I would fail...but also have moments of brilliant triumph surrounded by my best friends. It has been one of the constants in my life,something I can always come back to regardless of how long I've been away. Skating taught me about self-discipline and endurance. I mean, the amount of tenacity required to get up at 7 am on Saturday after a week of school to go jump around in the freezing cold...is extreme. Skating is not a sport with immediate results. Patience has most definitely become one of my strong points. Throughout the many years, skating has shaped me into a determined individual.The reason there are so few figure skaters compared to the number of other athletes, besides financial reasons, is that it's so incredibly frustrating, so I'm proud to say that I've made it as far as I have."
Hayley will be studying Psychology and Communications at UCLA this Fall.
Jamie Wren (AKA California Raison) & Stephanie Smith
Please join us in congratulating Jamie Wren for passing three United States Figure Skating Association tests. Jamie recently passed the Fourteen Step and Hickory Hoedown dance test and Juvenile Moves in the Field. Jamie teaches Basic Skills lessons for the Skating Association of Maine.
Congratulations the following SAM members who passed tests at our test session on February 18, 2013 at the Ice Vault in Hallowell, ME!
Moves In The Field:
Savannah Judge - Junior Moves
Willow Grinnell - Intermediate Moves
Juliana Hayes - Intermediate Moves
Lily McVetty - Intermediate Moves
Ashley Pezanowski - Juvenile Moves
Elena Laustsen - Pre-Juvenile Moves
Jamie Wren - Pre-Juvenile Moves
Lexi Tinch - Preliminary Moves
Priscilla Partridge - Pre-Preliminary Moves
Willow Grinnell - Juvenile Freestyle
Olivia Hupper - Juvenile Freestyle
Lily McVetty - Juvenile Freestyle
Elena Laustsen - Pre-Juvenile Freestyle
Jenna Taylor - Preliminary Freestyle
Priscilla Partridge - Pre-Preliminary Freestyle
Great job skaters and coaches!
Congratulations to Jenna Taylor who passed her Preliminary MIF test at NAFSC on November 12, 2012!
Congratulations to our members who passed tests at the August 12, 2012 test session at the Ice Vault in Hallowell, ME:
Congratulations to our members for tests passed at the April 1, 2012 test session in Rockport, ME:
Congratulations to our Figure Skating and Basic Skills members who participated in “Skate Your Heart Out” 2012 held at MRC in Rockport, ME:
Congratulations to our members who recently passed tests at NAFSC on Nov 11, 2011: