NAME: Jacob Finkelstein
GRADE/SCHOOL: 8th Grade, Middle School
SPOTLIGHT MOMENT: Jacob is reaching new heights in his sport: ice climbing. He’s been participating in the sport for about a year. He learned from an expert, his dad, who is his guide. Jacob climbs in the Adirondacks from the beginning of winter until last spring. Any frozen surface will do for climbing, as long the icing conditions are thick enough. Typically Jacob climbs mountain peaks and frozen waterfalls.
Jacob calls the sport “exciting and fun.” When asked about the skills needed to climb, he said that you can’t be afraid of heights, and you have to be physically fit. This sport fits Jacob well because he loves being outside and nothing beats the view from the top once he’s finished his climb.
MORE ABOUT JACOB:
Activities/Hobbies: In addition to ice climbing, Jacob is a member of the M-E swim team and he plays lacrosse.
Favorite Subject: Science
Least Favorite Subject: He doesn’t have one, he likes them all.
What he wants to be when he grows up: A surgeon