High school’s best athlete?
Dear Editor:Saturday I was reminded of the outstanding job Carol Sams is doing as the Aspen High School athletic director. She is truly amazing and exemplifies the best qualities of an athlete, administrator and caring human being. Saturday, as she was running between the homecoming football and soccer games, she took time to stop and say hello to my family and myself and to ask how we all were doing.I have had the opportunity to work with Carol both as a volunteer coach for the women’s swim team and as the sports psychologist for the men’s hockey team. She has impressed me with her enthusiasm and support for all of the athletic programs at the high school. Not only does Carol ensure that Aspen High School meets all the CHSAA rules and regulations, but she goes out of her way to know each and every athlete and to ensure that each athlete has the support necessary to be able to perform on the athletic field. Carol is always behind the scenes making sure that all the athletic events come off smoothly.What is most amazing, however, is how she manages to attend nearly all of the athletic events, both home and away. It could be argued that she herself is one of AHS’s best athletes – just watch as she runs from event to event.Kathleen CallahanAspen
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