“My dad is the cross country, running and skiing coach so in many ways he is how I became involved in sports. I love skiing. It’s my true passion. I’ve always been a very competitive person. I started training competitively when I started the fall and winter of my 7th grade. I’ve grown a lot as a person being a part of what we call the Highland Endurance Community (cross country, distance track and Nordic skiing).” - Erin, student at Highland Park Senior and recent second place winner in the 2016 Minnesota State Girls Nordic Skiing Championships.