I can’t believe it. No sooner do I get home from Vancouver and I have to head back to school. That’s right, Meadowbrook Elementary School. Several classes at Meadowbrook, my alma matter, have been following my Olympic adventures over the past several weeks. They were well versed on all things Olympics and Nordic. I was very impressed.
The students got to check out a slideshow from the Olympics and training around the world. They had a variety of questions ranging from “how many medals did you win at the Olympics?” to “who was your favorite teacher at Meadowbrook?” (my Mom, of course).
The 5th graders got to go alpine skiing at Hyland on Tuesday, so they were especially excited about skiing. Many of them were inspired by seeing the ski jump at Bush Lake and wanted to try jumping so that they could win a gold medal like Billy Demong.
I’ve done a variety of school trips to talk about skiing over the past couple of years and I’ve got to say, without bias, the Meadowbrook students asked some great, intelligent questions and were very well behaved. Next time I’d love to get these guys out skiing! They are the future for Hopkins, the United States, and the world.
Thanks to my teachers Mr. Burmeister and Mrs. Skalicky for their patience and inspiration.