Student of the Week: March 3, 2021

Congratulations to SMS Alpine’s Pedro Holscher ’22 on being recognized as our Student of the Week!
Last year, Pedro Holscher made a conscious decision to focus on self-improvement. Whether it be on the hill or in the classroom, Pedro became committed to working hard and becoming a leader within the SMS community. 

Now, as a Junior and first-year FIS athlete, Pedro has made good on that promise- he takes challenging classes, works diligently to achieve his goals, and has learned to double down on his effort as needed. 

“It’s been incredible to see Pedro’s growth over the past few years,” said one of his teachers. “He's been in my advisory for the past few years, and while, in the past, I would have received multiple emails about incompletes this time of the year, this year, he’s working hard to do his work and is even ahead in some of his classes.  He wants to do well and is putting in the work!”
“Pedro has come such a long way,” added another. “I am so impressed with his effort this year. He is respectful in the classroom and balances levity and hard word very well.”
“Rumor has it that he even got an A on Mr. Taylor’s Honors Math test this week, which is no easy feat.”
Pedro is also having an impressive first season on the FIS circuit, bringing home notable results whenever he is on the hill. 

“Pedro usually starts in the 60s, makes his way into the 30s by the first run, and finishes in the top 20 overall, which is an impressive accomplishment on its own,” said Alpine Men’s FIS Head Coach Matt Prendergast. “Pedro is also consistently scoring in the low 70s, which is incredible for a first-year FIS athlete. Not many student-athletes can do this, and those scores demonstrate just how hard Pedro has been working this year.”

Congratulations, Pedro! Keep up the great work! 
Stratton Mountain School is an independent boarding and day school that focuses on college preparatory academics and competitive winter sports. Located at the base of Stratton Mountain, SMS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.