The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athlete Association recently honored long time grass roots nordic ski supporter Joe Miller with its Distinguished Service Award. According to the MIAA press release, this award is given to individuals who provide “unique and invaluable service to the thousands of students attending MIAA member schools across the Commonwealth.” In Joe’s own words, “it start[ed] with my son in Bill Koch in 1989, then [daughter] Katie. Bill Koch, J2/U16, EHS, High School Coach and ski league director, MIAA Rep., Tournament Director, and UNH parent Ski supporter.” In the MIAA press release, Joe is noted for “providing opportunities for young people to be a part of positive activities have been priorities for Joe. From coaching youth teams, to helping organize town leagues and working with town officials to revamp fields for youth programs, Joe has always been motivated by the opportunity to provide a sound foundation for today’s youth to develop into the next generation that will support their communities.” The Berkshire Eagle published a nice article to highlight Joe’s award. Those of us from the NENSA community have long known Joe for his steadfast support of youth development opportunities in our sport. Congratulations Joe for a very well deserved recognition of your contributions!