2011 Jr. Iditarod
Meredith Mapes, 17, began mushing at the age of
six through Girl Scouts. She has completed the Jr.
Iditarod three times, her best finish, 6th in 2010.
This will be my final Jr. Iditarod, and I
look forward to taking all that I have learned from
my dogs and my friends into my future. I have
learned independence, courage and to persevere from
dogs, and I know that this experience will serve me
well in the years to come. Thank you to all my
friends, sponsors and family members who have
helped me, pushed me and cheered me on these last
few years. Its been a great ride! A
senior at Palmer High School, Meredith participates
in soccer, skiing and choir. She also enjoys
reading, computer, music, snowboarding, and
photography. She plans to go to college after
graduation and says that maybe
shell continue mushing.
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