Grade 3 boys from Raft River Elementary accept their medals. (L-r) Gion Volkes then Kash Baker then Braeden Osborne. Photo submitted by Grace Gormley

Photos from Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial Cross Country Ski Race

The Bruderschaft Friends Blue River Society, Blue River Elementary School and Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing (MWHS), invited School District 73 students (Kindergarten to Grade 7) from Barriere to Blue River, to the annual Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial Cross Country Ski Race, on Feb. 21.

Over the decades the race has become a winter highlight for many school children in the region. And for organizers, it offers an opportunity to introduce the valley’s youth to cross country skiing.

 

Hunter Criscallis, Grade 6, and Alexander Hedman, Grade 7 suited up for the event. Photo submitted by Grace Gormley

Barb Coates was the emcee for the day. Photo submitted by Grace Gormley

Grade 6 Raft River Elementary student Reid Muddiman. Photo submitted by Grace Gormley

Grade 6 student Michael Shook from Raft River Elementary. Photo submitted by Grace Gormley

Grade 5 students starting off the race while participating in the 2019 Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial Cross Country Ski Race in Blue River. Photo by Mikael Kjellstrom

Grade 5 girls placement 1st (Middle) Missy Kjellström (Barriere), 2nd (Left) Cadence Cisna (Raft River) and 3rd Kenzie Stelter (Raft River), after participating in the 2019 Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial Cross Country Ski Race in Blue River. Photo by Mikael Kjellstrom

Barriere Elementary Grade 5 student Missy Kjellström (1st Place) and Grade 1 student Nikolas Appel (3rd place) with their winning medals after the 2019 Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial Cross Country Ski Race in Blue River. Photo by Mikael Kjellstrom

Grade 6 girls placement 1st (Middle) Cleo Coates, 2nd (Left) Michaela Nesterski and 3rd Lilly Dulaba, all from Clearwater Raft River after participating in the 2019 Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial Cross Country Ski Race in Blue River. Photo by Mikael Kjellstrom

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