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Sylvan Ellefson

School: Vail Mountain School

Nickname: Sylv

How many years in county: 18

Parent/s’ names: Tashina Ellefson

Siblings, ages: Kjell, 14

OK, you’re 30: What have you done (college, job, kids etc.), where do you live and what do you do? I will be living in Jackson Hole, Wyo. with my dog, wife, and two kids. I will not have to work anymore after starting my own successful ski company that supplies the world’s top athetes with equipment for their races. I will also be the head coach of the Jackson Hole Nordic Team where my kids will be beating Simi’s kids.

What items might you put in a personal time capsule to open at your 20th high school reunion? Why those? A shirt and a pair of pants. I like shirts and pants. Oh … and Miss Oelberger’s Liberty hat …

Best high school memory: Probably when we duct-taped Hailz to a pole at the Nordic center and then when we stuck her shoes to the ceiling. Or when the VMS soccer team was actually ranked third in the state ” for some time.

Favorite teacher and why: My favorite teacher at Vail Mountain School is actually a toss-up between Mr Morris or Miss Oelberger. Can I give them a tie? In the ninth grade I was horrible at grammar, but Mr. Morris “ficksd that praublum write hup” and this year in art, Miss Oelberger actually turned my stick figures into “real people” which is great.

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