Anna Hermann, of Marion Center, was one of nine young adult patrollers from the Western Appalachian Region of the National Ski Patrol who participated in the Eastern Division YAP Seminar recently at Smugglers Notch Resort.
The young patrollers, ages 15 to 18, are members of local ski patrols that offer first aid and volunteer services for the skiing public. Participants competed in four categories: outdoor emergency care, skiing, tobogganing and an overall combined category.
Caleb Parnell, of Hollidaysburg, placed third out of 46 participants in the skiing and overall categories, and sixth in tobogganing. Jared Boger, of Murrysville, and Cody Weinzierl, of Johnstown, placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in tobogganing.
Maddy Nyblade, of State College, placed sixth in the skiing competition. Nyblade also was the recipient of the prestigious Hans Hyson Award, which goes to a young adult patroller who demonstrates a positive attitude; respects peers, patrollers and the general public; is active at their home mountain and school; and performs community service.
Other young adult patrollers representing the region were Austin Airhart, of Jefferson Hills; Christina Brady, of Sidman; Brittney DeHart, of Hagerstown, Md.; and Eve Farwell, of Boalsburg.
For more information on the young adult patroller program, contact Elizabeth Hermann at email@example.com or your local ski patrol.