Skating to Gold

Nassakeag Elementary School second-grader Michaela Cassara captured skating gold during this year’s Empire State Games at Lake Placid.

The young skater, who has been on the ice since the age of 4, earned the top prize after completing her short program routine with finesse. As a gold medal winner, she now qualifies to compete in the 2017 State Games of America, which will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.