Please view inspiring Marce Herz 85 sec. video biography:
MARCE HERZ INSPIRES US ALL!
The Washoe County School District (WCSD) has embarked on a new school build out of 15 schools. The new schools need names, and WCSD is now considering sumissions. Marce Herz is an unrecognized Nevada Legend, and a WCSD new school should rightfully bear her name. She was a Mt. Rose Elementary teacher; held world (440 yd. dash) and US (800 m. run) track and field records; championship skier, including Nevada State Champion 1949-1950; and served Washoe County as editor, reporter, and columnist for the Reno Evening Gazette. Most importantly, Marce was the originator and cofounder of the Sky Tavern Jr. Ski Program (2018-70th Anniversary of the Program). To this day, the Jr. Ski Program remains the oldest and largest nonprofit ski facility/program in the United States. She is an unrecognized giant contributor to Northern Nevada and Washoe County children.
Update #39 days ago
Did you know? The evening prior to passing from illness in 1964, Marce told her teen son Howard: “NEVER BE AFRAID OF DYING-ONLY BE AFRAID OF NOT LIVING.” Marce’s legacy, the Jr. Ski Program, reflects this ideal.
Update #2about a month ago
DID YOU KNOW MARCE SAID: “YOU'VE GOT TO BE CRUEL TO RUN DOWNHILL.” This was Marce's unique way of describing the mindset/courage needed to confront the Silver Dollar Derby Downhill. She won the 1949 & 1950 Nev. Ski Championship on this course, a downhill starting top of Slide Mtn. (9700 ft) & finishing just above the valley floor (6000 ft); a harrowing 2 mile downhill with speeds in excess of 65 miles an hour, and raced with no helmets and inferior equipment.
Update #1about a month ago
We obtained 100 signatures 5 weeks ago at Bobo's. Total with electronic now 151. Please fwd. the link to whomever you believe may sign the petition.
Please enjoy a few more facts about Marce Herz. In the late 1940s/early 1950s, Reno/Sparks was a ski crazy community. Marce's talent and drive opened doors to:
Serve as the Winter Sports Editor of the Reno Evening Gazette in 1945 and Ski Editor in 1948. Also in the late 40s/early 50s, she wrote a popular column titled the “Slalom Column.”