Montana State Freeride
My mom has been a ski instructor her whole life. Thus, I have been skiing for as long as I remember. Eventually, I found a home with the Big Mountain team. My senior year of high school I won every big mountain competition that I didn’t fall in. I have also worked as a ski instructor and coached the big mountain team. I have been a camp counselor at a ski camp. Two years ago, I took my AIARE Avy I. I competed in Big Mountain in Red Mountain, Kicking Horse, Grand Targhee, Crested Butte, and Taos.
I’m a Junior at Montana State University I am studying economics, with minors in statistics and German. To work with a sixty year-old paraplegic, I became a certified PCA (Personal Care Assistant). Every Saturday, we go to Big Sky and I help him sit-ski.
Caroline Hardy’s Adventure Scholarship was generously sponsored by Steve and Michelle Fischer.
Read Caroline Hardy’s application essay
My Core Values
- “Be the Best Friend I Can Be” – Ryan Hawks
- Laugh often
- Appreciate the little things
- Dance at any opportunity
- Be supportive
- Be a good listener
- Turn the mundane into an adventure
- Never forget about the environment
- Take time to reflect
- “Work hard” –Ryan Hawks