News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

Take your pick: high fives, fist bump, the pound, and everything in between was celebrated at National High Five Day Thursday, says the Brattleboro Reformer. Brattleboro Selectmen even made it official by designating the third Thursday of April an annual event. The event kicked off local support for the High 5 Adventure Learning Center, an educational nonprofit that provides leadership training and a new curriculum, that will be holding its 3-day program this summer for high school students from throughout New England. The program, called The Edge of Leadership, combines practices, strategies, and ideas from over the past 30 years. “We want to help create stronger leadership so that when they return to their schools they can address a broad spectrum of topics,” High 5 Executive Director Jim Grout said. “There’s a lot of hidden leaders that simply haven’t had a chance to do so.” Want more information? Go to Here’s a high five to all future leaders

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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