140 Lincoln High School students were awarded slots in the Winter4Kids program as a reward for good grades or activities. Lincoln’s program was paid for by a $36,000 grant from the Community Foundation of New Jersey’s Warm Jacket Fund. Hashim Bennett, a biology teacher at LHS was a chaperone for students that first day on the slopes.“It’s impressive to see how they really open up to it,” Bennett said.
The Lincoln High School junior from Jersey City looked as relaxed and balanced as many of the baggy-clad young dudes who regularly ride the trails and terrain parks at Vernon’s other, commercial ski area, Mountain Creek.
A “never-ever” before skier, 17-year-old Cherish Jenkins went gliding down the ski and snowboard learning area at the National Winter Activity Center, natural as could be. “I really surprised myself,” Jenkins said. “Like, ‘Wow, I could do this.’”
Thank you to everyone involved for this amazing partnership possible for the students of Lincoln High School!