SNY YAPs at the Eastern Div. YAP Seminar.
With 53 of the best Young Adult patrollers in the region, our kids competed and clinic-ed among the best. In OEC, Skiing, Tobogganing, and Patient Assessment, they competed all weekend in the firm hard pack of the frigid mornings, and the slushy sun filled bumps of the afternoon. While we competed, the most important part of our trip was that we had fun. By the many tears that were shed by our YAP's saying goodbye to our new friends from other mountains, I know that Our region and Belleayre represented themselves and you highly by their positive attitude, their out-goingness, and their willingness to help others. I credit and thank YOU for that reputation which we leave behind this and every year! Without your models of leadership and commitment to patrolling, our YAP's would not be the young men and women they are today. I want to give an extremely special shout out to those in our clinic group- Nick, Ryann, Kelsey, and Allan. You all displayed such a strong willingness to learn and succeed, and this did not go unnoticed by evaluators and division staff. Several had commented to me how well the clinic group succeeded, and how strong our SNY YAP's in the clinic group are. I personally enjoy the clinic track the most, and I hope you four bring back new learned skills to show us in SNY! Congratulations to the following for placing in the following areas: Sam Schneider - First in OEC Katie Tota - 2nd Place in skiing Katie Tota- Second Overall Patroller incorporating all events of the weekend Katie Tota- The Hans Hyson Award -"The Hans Hyson Award is awarded to the patroller and does not take into consideration the scoring and placing of individual events. This award takes into account a patrollers leadership, their dedication to patrolling, and having the drive to continue into the future and chase dreams no matter where they are - NSP and beyond" I'd finally like to thank all YAP's in the SNY Program. Besides the top placement winners, we had several YAP's place in top 5 and top 10 for the disciplines. You all did so well no matter where you placed! As I (tried) to say tonight, you make it all worth it. You are an amazing group of young Adults, and I hope you continue to chase your dreams everywhere you go. I am so proud, and remember, have fun! -Chris Tota SNY YAP Advisor