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Okemo Mountain Resort awards scholarships

July 27, 2018


LUDLOW, Vt. – Okemo Mountain Resort is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s annual Scholarship Awards. Eight scholarships were awarded to students who have worked at Okemo, or who are the dependents of Okemo employees. Criteria used to select the scholarship recipients included academic achievement, co-curricular involvement, community service and the composition of an essay.

Okemo Mountain Resort Employee Scholarships

Aiyana Fortin, of Okemo’s Adventure Zone, is from Mt. Holly, Vt. She is currently attending the University of Vermont and is pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering. Aiyana is the daughter of Shireen Geimer, of the Accounting Department.

Nicolas Neumeister, of Ski Patrol, is from Hamden, Conn. He graduated from Hamden Hall Country Day School and will be attending Middlebury College, majoring in environmental studies.

Joseph Noble, of Okemo Valley Golf Club, is from Mt. Holly, Vt. He is currently attending Castleton University, pursuing a degree in sports management. Joseph is the son of Michelle Rivard, of the Spring House Pool & Fitness Center.

Andrea Stevens, of Okemo’s Ice House skating pavilion, is from Mt. Holly, Vt. She graduated from Black River High School and will be attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, majoring in health sciences.

Employee Dependent Scholarships

Matthew Chambers, from South Windsor, Conn., is the son of Bill Chambers, of the Competition Center. Matthew graduated from South Windsor High School and will be attending the University of Connecticut, majoring in engineering.

Jack Shea Murphy, from Fairfield, Conn., is the son of Mountain Ambassadors Paola and Mike Murphy. He graduated from Fairfield Warde High School and will be attending Boston College, majoring in environmental science and minoring in political science.

Jolana Washburn, from Proctorsville, Vt., is the wife of Scott Washburn, of the Facilities Department. Jolana is currently attending the University of South Alabama, pursuing a master of science in nursing.

Thomas Croney Memorial Scholarship

Kevin Flaherty Jr., from Manorville, N.Y., is the son of Kevin Flaherty, of the Competition Center. He is currently attending Utah State University, studying to be a professional pilot. The Thomas Croney Scholarship is given by the employees of Okemo Mountain Resort in memory of Tom Croney, an Okemo employee who set an example for all through his dedication to Okemo and its guests. This scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a technical education.

For more information about Okemo Mountain Resort scholarship awards, please contact Human Resources Manager, Carly Hoszkiewicz at (802) 228-1974. To learn more about Okemo Mountain Resort, visit



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Contact: Bonnie MacPherson, director of public relations
Okemo Mountain Resort | 77 Okemo Ridge Road | Ludlow, VT 05149
802-228-1947 |