Announcing the 2019
Kevin Murnane Scholarship Recipients
The Kevin Murnane Scholarship is awarded annually to local student athletes who demonstrate selflessness, decency and good nature within our community, and who have participated in qualifying Nordic ski programs in our area. Each scholarship is worth up to $1,000.

This year we are proud to announce two outstanding young skiers as our scholarship recipients:
Max Roske
I am honored to be chosen as a recipient of the Kevin Murnane Scholarship. I am attending Cal Maritime in Vallejo, California, and majoring in International Business and Logistics. Having grown up Nordic skiing with Strider Gliders and downhill skiing at Squaw Valley, being outside in nature is a big part of who I am.

I enjoyed my years on Tahoe XC Devo, Auburn Ski Club Comp Team, our North Tahoe High School Nordic Team, and competing on the Far West Nordic Team at Junior Nationals. I also ran cross-country and track in high school as well as sailed for our Tahoe Community Sailing Team. I am thankful to my coaches who always believed in me and taught me to work hard.

Although I am going to give crew at Cal Maritime a try, Nordic skiing will always be a part of my life. Thank you again for helping me further my education.
Cooper Anderson
Tahoe is the only home I have ever known. From a young age, my parents had me walking around the base of Squaw Valley on a tiny pair of skis that one could argue are not even real skis since they did not even glide in the slightest. They were just planks of plastic on my feet. From my not-so-real skis, I progressed to bigger and better things. I participated in Mighty Mights at Squaw Valley and had fun in Strider Gliders at Tahoe Cross-Country after school.

When Strider Gliders introduced their laser biathlon program, I was eager for the opportunity to get on my cross-country skis one more time a week. Throughout my beginning years in Strider Gliders, I couldn’t wait to get on skate skis. One day, after Strider Gliders, I asked my sister if I could go out on hers. Next thing I know, I’m face down in the snow. Needless to say, skate skis took some getting used to. Nevertheless, I progressed.

In seventh grade, I stopped mogul skiing for the Squaw Valley Freestyle and Freeride team to focus on my cross-country skiing. For a year I was on the Junior Development team for Tahoe Cross-Country, then the next year I moved up to the Competition team. For the last four years, I have skied for the Auburn Ski Club and Far West Nordic at competitions across the country. Now, I am continuing my cross-country skiing journey at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where I am pursuing a degree in biochemistry.

I am so thankful for the opportunities cross-country skiing has given me. It has allowed me to enter a community that is caring and considerate and I am excited to see all of the other fabulous cross-country skiers who come out of Far West and the Tahoe area.
This scholarship is made possible by your generous donations. Every year, on the anniversary of Kevin's passing, we hold an annual fund drive to raise money to support Kevin's values as a community member and his passion for Nordic skiing through this scholarship.

We gladly accept donations all year long. Today is a very good day to donate...
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  • Ski trail access to Tahoe XC and Tahoe City Winter Sports Park
  • 20-punch cookie/coffee card
  • 2 transferable Trail Pass vouchers for family/friends
  • Special discounts at events
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