February 2014 Athlete of the Month
Melissa has ice skated for 15 of her 18 years. She competes in Regional and Colorado state competitions. She has been getting up for the last three years at 4:30am 5 days a week and driving herself to the rink where she takes lessons and trains. She then goes to school at Battle Mountain High where she is a 4.0 student. After school she returns to the ice rink and teaches classes for the “Learn to Skate” program. She is also a 4 year Varsity Lacrosse player. Her freshman year she was a quad athlete but as her parents, we thought that was too much. She participated on the volleyball team, the ski team, lacrosse, and ice skating. Sometimes 4 IN ONE DAY! She is currently planning her college searches and has insisted all of her choices have a rink nearby in order to continue with her skating.