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Bogus Basin and Boise School District give students winter sports opportunity

AVID student snowboarding. Photo courtesy of Bogus Basin.

AVID student snowboarding. Photo courtesy of Bogus Basin.

Students from throughout the Boise School District will hit the slopes for two days in February for an all-expenses-paid day at Bogus Basin with equipment rental, ski and snowboard lessons, lunch, and transportation.

The trip, part of a partnership between Bogus Basin and Boise School District, was earned by hundreds of students enrolled in AVID, a program that targets students in the academic middle who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. The incentive was awarded to junior high and senior high school-age students who achieved certain GPA and attendance benchmarks.

“Students have worked very hard to meet the requirements to go, because for some of them, this might be the only opportunity they ever have to experience skiing or snowboarding,” said AVID Consulting Teacher Drew Lingle in a news release.

This marks the third season of the AVID/Bogus Basin program. Nearly 1,000 students have participated.

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