Otter Valley Wrestling Alumni Association presents the first Ray Miro scholarship to Cassy Sue Thompson


FROM LEFT TO Right: Richard Kepner, Cassy Sue Thompson, Missey Smith Thompson, Ray Miro.

BRANDON – A $1,000 check was presented to OV senior Cassy Sue Thompson by Wrestling Alumni Association President Richard Kepner last week. Cassy Sue plans to use the money for books next year, as she attends Castleton University, where she plans to major in business. Cassy Sue’s mom, Missey Smith Thompson, was the manager of the wrestling team back when wrestling Hall of Famer Ray Miro was coaching the team.  Missey Thompson grew up in Brandon and followed OV wrestling from 7th grade on. She managed the team during the 1986 season, when they won the Vermont State Championship. Missey is thrilled to see Coach Miro back at Otter Valley. She regards him as a great influence on students, especially for his view that there is great reward in hard work. The wrestling alumni association is planning another golf fundraiser in June this year.

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