By Kyle Volland
Making The Grade, amateur skateboard contest, is held every June, which encourages young skateboarders to achieve a high GPA. This contest is the first of its kind to recognize both, skateboarding talent and scholastic achievements of each student, in Northern Nevada. The participant’s final grades are submitted before the competition and will be factored into their final score in the skate contest. The better the participant’s grades, the better the outcome of their final score.
The grand prize is a one week long paid tuition to Woodward Tahoe. David M. White hosts the event annually at Mira Loma Skatepark in Reno. Numerous sponsors donated prizes, and the contest is open to skaters ages 7-18. This is a great event to inspire the youth, thanks to White, DDS, Woodward Tahoe, and the City of Reno.