The tradition continues: Saranac Lake Winter Carnival 2009

Archbishop: Katy Van Anden

Katy was born and raised in Saranac Lake. She is a graduate of Saranac Lake High School and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts from which she earned a degree in Event Management and Marketing. Katy enjoyed the Winter Carnival traditions and activities while growing up. She created many memories that will last a lifetime while on the 2002 Winter Carnival Court. This year will be her second year choreographing for the Winter Carnival Court. She feels it has truly been an honor to work with such great kids as they bring so much enthusiasm and charisma to the Winter Carnival events.

Katy is the daughter of John and Buffy Van Anden, owners of Lakeview Deli, and sister to Johnny, a senior at St. Lawrence University. She is currently an event planner, spending time in the Berkshires coordinating large weddings, galas, and parties in New York, Vermont and Massachusetts.

Prince: Levi Santagate

Levi Santagate was raised in Paul Smiths and home schooled in the Saranac Lake Community. He will graduate from North Country Community College in May 2009 with an Associate of Science Degree in Wilderness Recreation Leadership. Levi has been extremely active in the outdoors. He has explored the Adirondacks extensively, secured a position with The Appalachian Mountain Club as a professional trail crew member, is certified as a Wilderness First responder and has completed several multi-week bicycle tours throughout the Northeast and Canada.

Levi has worked on the Ice Palace, assisted with the Cross Country Ski Races and volunteered at a soup kitchen in Montreal. He intends to continue his education at the University of Iowa studying crisis management and has a further interest in Wilderness Medicine. He will be pursuing a Wilderness EMT designation this spring and intends to return to the AMC trail crews next summer as a medical advisor.He is the son of Nic and Tracy Santagate and has a brother, Cori.

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