Aptos High snowboarder Marissa Hushaw defended her Boarder Cross title for the third straight year and took second in Slope Style Park in China Peak Mountain Resort’s Central California Ski and Snowboard Series, a series of skiing and snowboarding events for high school students that wrapped up in late 2013.

On Feb. 22, Hushaw will host her third annual Grind Out Hunger Rail Jam, also at China Peak. In its three years, Hushaw has raised about $16,000 for the Santa Cruz-based nonprofit.

Hushaw hopes to graduate a year early this spring with the intention of joining the national snowboard team at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nev.