On the weekend of Aug. 19 to 20, Aurora Rodriguez of St. Thomas joined more than 280 children in The Copa Chocolate in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. Boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 11 competed in the first of a series of ski races that will continue in San Martín de los Andes and the Esquel. Aurora finished fifth overall in her age group among boys and girls and second among the girls. Aurora, age 9, attends Virgin Islands Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy and has been skiing since the age of 2½. Aurora belongs to the Club de la Nieve. Her trainers are brothers Pety Olivieri in Argentina and Justo Olivieri in Italy. Aurora is the daughter of Enrique Rodriguez and Candela Sanchez of St. Thomas.