Searik Cass Markle – Freestyle Skier ($1500 Beautiful Homes Excellence in Sport Bursary 2014)

Searik Cass Markle is currently a member of the Alberta Freestyle Mogul Team with hopes to work her way to qualify for a Canadian National Mogul Team. In the last couple of years, she has individually placed 1st at the Canadian Freestyle Junior Nationals in both single and dual moguls (2013) and 6th place at the Canadian Freestyle Skiing Senior Nationals in dual moguls (2014). Searik’s experience through sport so far has taught her many invaluable life lessons including how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, time management, how to maintain a high grade average at school, conquer her fears and push her limits on a daily basis.

Her biggest supporter is her family both financially and emotionally. Searik’s parents support her goals both on and off the hill in every way they can. They are also supportive by giving countless hours of their time to volunteer within the local freestyle community. Off the ski hill Searik feels it is important to achieve a healthy life balance and also give back to her community. She was recently awarded the Citizenship Award at Centennial High School and she also received a Youth Philanthropy Initiative Award which allowed her to donate $5000 to Woods Homes towards the prevention of teen suicide.   …..We are so proud to help support Searik`s journey to excellence and excited to follow her career!