SAVED BY THE BELL?

Skiing - - Focus - —JOE CUTTS

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

Caleb Gau­vin

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