Caroline DeRose, fifth grade student at Southern Tier Catholic School (STCS) and daughter of Mike and Melissa DeRose of Olean, skis for the Holiday Valley Race Team in Ellicottville, N.Y.

On March 8, 2014, Caroline finished third in the U12 division while skiing at the New York State Kandahar Championship at Belleayre Mountain. She also represented New York on March 22, 2014, at the Piche Invitational Championship at Gunstock Mountain, Laconia, N.H. The competition included teams from all over New England. Caroline skied remarkably well, finishing 25th out of 90 girls in the U12 division at Gunstock Mountain, N.H. This included girls from all over the East Coast, ranging from Maine to Virginia.

Steve Potter of Allegany, N.Y., and Nick Nenno, STCS’ kindergarten teacher and Olean resident, have both coached Caroline at Holiday Valley, along with many other talented coaches.