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TCMS Students Learn About the Olympics with Help from Lillis Brothers

Lillis brothers on zoom Twelve Corners Middle School sixth graders have been learning about ancient Greece and the origins of the Olympics in Katie Falter’s social studies class.

The students had the opportunity to learn from aerial skiers Jon and Chris Lillis, who joined the class via Zoom to talk about the Olympics and answer students’ questions on April 24. Special education teacher Jim Lanson knows the Lillis family and helped arrange for them to talk with the students.

Jon was a member of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team that competed in South Korea. He also won a World Championships gold medal in 2017. Chris is the youngest man ever to win an International Ski Federation World Cup event, winning as a 17-year-old in Belarus in 2016. He also won a World Cup event in Kazakhstan in February.

The brothers have persevered through a lot of adversity to become world champions.