This past weekend we had the privilege of celebrating some amazing high school graduates. We couldn’t be more proud of Amalia, Owen and Vicky on their High School Graduation. Congratulations!
Amalia is the daughter of Chris Manning, our Front Desk Manager, Owen is Kim’s son, our Assistant General Manager, and Victoria is Cristina’s daughter, our Executive Housekeeper. We are proud of these kids and their parents! We are certain many success will follow them.
Amalia is a humble, reserved woman who attempts to do everything to the very best she can. She started walking at 9 months, in ski boots and a climbing harness before she was 2. Being the middle girl with 2 other sisters – she is always keeping up and at the same time pushing her sisters (and we should say parents also). Tessa (Mom, wife) and I have given up on trying to follow some of the climbing routes she can do.
She has participated in the battle mountain climbing team throughout high school and has been on the podium every year for the State competition (2nd place freshman year, 3nd place sophomore year, 3rd place Junior year and 2nd place her senior year). In addition, she also has been a part of the cross country team throughout high school and lettered.
I talk about physical activities but she is mighty bright also. Top 10% of her class, National Honor Society Member and AP Scholar. We are going to miss her next year.
Out of all the top schools she had a selection of, she decided to go with Colorado College. You may know an alumni that attended there – yep, Rob LeVine.
The beautiful thing for Tessa and I is that since she is attending college in Colorado Springs her telemark skis will not be gathering too much dust. We will hope that she will get the true college experience and not have to be attending on line learning for her freshman year.
Owen is a true Vail native. He was born in the Vail hospital and has lived in West Vail his entire life.
During high school, Basketball was a major focus for him . He was Captain of the Varsity Basketball team for 2 years, was named 1st Team Academic All State & All League, and three times received the the “Husky” award for leadership.
Owen also played on the Golf team, earning his Varsity letter twice and qualifying for Regionals.
He was a member of National Honor Society and graduated in the top 10% of the Battle Mountain High School Class of 2020. He also is recognized as an AP Scholar with Honor. In 2019 he was chosen as a Steadman Philippon Research Institute Summer Scholar.
Owen worked for three years as an outside staff member at the Vail Golf Club. In the fall Owen will attend the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill to study Biochemistry.
Victoria “Vicky” Rosado
Vicky is originally from Guayaquil-Ecuador. On 2006 she emigrated to New York with her parents at only 4 years old. Vicky started living the American dream in 2011 when she and her mom moved to the Eagle Valley. Here she developed the love for alpine and nordic skiing.
During middle school she took back up her favorite sport, tennis. In her freshman year she started playing for VMS Gore Range Tennis Junior Varsity team. Vicky was able to make the Varsity team after 2 years wining the Bibbo Award in 2018!
Vicky has embraced her Hispanic roots and culture been an active member of the Student Council at the Battle Mountain High School for 4 years. She has been a active member of the Spanish mentors program. And, finally in her senior was able to obtain her Seal bilaterally after 3 years in the making.
In the summer 2019 Vicky gained her certification as a bilingual teacher assistant for the Eagle County Schools and has worked for the Sandstone and June Creek preschool since then.
Vicky enjoys traveling and is enchanted by Art History. Her goal is to visit 100 museums before 20th birthday.
During the winter 2020 Vicky earned her US Citizenship.
She was accepted in the Le Moyne Jesuit College in Syracuse, New York having earned the Latoya Scholarship due her academics scores. Due to the recent pandemic she has decided to defer her first year an go to an small Community College “DCC” in Duchess County NY.