Student Feature: Wylam Mocatta

Catch Him if You Can!

We bet some of you reading this will recognize our first student profiled right away when we say he’s a Division I student who, besides being a good soccer player, is an incredible Nordic ski talent. Yes, it’s Wylam Mocatta.

Wylam comes to The Peak School from Upper Blue Elementary where he was a good student and active in sports and activities. During this first year at Peak, Wylam has continued his strong academics and intense sports training. Peak’s flexibility provides him the opportunity to be an aggressive competitor. Spring, summer and fall, Wylam participates as a forward on the Summit Strikers competitive league. But his favorite extracurricular is Nordic Skiing, where he really loves how free you are when skiing. According to Wylam, there’s “nothing like it when you get in the zone. It’s really fun!”

With Nordic, Wylam competes on two teams – the Summit Middle School team and the ultra-competitive Summit Nordic Club team. This keeps him in top shape, as well as pretty busy, with practices every day after school and competitions on weekends and some weekdays. In the summertime, he does “dry land” training by running and inline skating. This year, Wylam has travelled regionally all over the state and even to Utah. He’s placed as high as 7th at multi-state tournaments and recently placed 16th at the Middle School level competition facing top teams from all over the state of Colorado. We’re guessing his interest was sparked by his father Jonathan, a Nordic coach for the award-winning Summit High School team. With such strong support and talent, Wylam hopes to be able to ski at the college level and even perhaps for the U.S. Nordic Team someday. We believe he will do it!

Wylam is also a world traveler. With his family, he’s visited his Grandmother in London and been to England a number of times. He notes that Iceland was “really cool!” This year, he’s looking forward to visiting Paris, France. We look forward to hearing all about it!

When we asked Wylam, “why Peak,” he said he and his family made the decision based on the desire for a great personalized education, the schools unique approach to learning and the tight community. Some of his favorite things at Peak include the student-driven policies, that it’s a smaller school without such huge crowds and, especially, getting food for lunch from local restaurants. Thanks, Wylam!

Caroline Santinelli