SAVED BY THE BELL?
MAINE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AIM TO HELP THEIR LOCAL HILL.
The Maine mill town of Rumford is lucky to have Black Mountain:
1,380 vert, two chairlifts, night skiing, and cheap family fun (2014–15 pass price: $175). The hard part has always been keeping it in the black, especially since a deep-pocketed benefactor stepped away in 2013. Now a volunteer teacher at the local high school thinks he and four students can help. Stephen Merrow brings career experience in international high finance to the project. He and his students put together a financial plan for Black as part of their money-management studies. Merrow admits it’s a naked PR play. “The kids know we want them out front because it generates buzz and sells better than it does coming from a bunch of grayhairs.” At press time, Merrow said his group’s model had just won approval from Black Mountain’s board.
LEFT TO RIGHT: Corbin Arsenault Jeremie DeTellis Dalton Milledge