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Michelle T

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Date: 3/4/12 0:34 AM

I just have to share. My 15 year old son is has never had much in the way of athletic skill. He has never indicated an interest in team sports, got good marks in PE or otherwise indicated any particular athletic ability.

His school has a variety of sports in the CAS (Community, Action, Service) Program and he is required to take at least one sport. He does fairly well in cross country, but has not competed.

Today the fencing class had a tournament with kids from a local fencing school that runs classes in two nearby communities. My son was reluctant to go, but I told him he had to go to show his support of his team mates.

Well, he won the tournament in Foil. I was amazed and so proud of him.

It is his third year, but the first time he has competed and the first time I have seen him fencing. He had a lot of fun and is feeling great about the medal.

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Date: 3/4/12 3:38 AM

Congratulations to your son. How pleasing for him that his practice & persistence at his chosen sport has reaped rewards. I hope he continues to do well in future competitions & I look forward to your post/s here when he has his next success/es.

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Date: 3/4/12 11:04 AM

Michelle - that is wonderful! It is small things like this that can give a person so much extra confidence as they move out into the bigger world. Any time a person can remove a stumbling block of "I can't do xyz" it opens new paths for them.

My DH was opposite. He was all about sports of all kinds and literally could not clap hands in time with the simplest music. Now he can sing in tune (most of the time) and has great musicality as a dancer.

All the grace and agility needed for your son to be a good fencer will move into the rest of his life in ways that he probably won't even notice, but I'll bet the unexpected success will give him a really great boost mentally and emotionally over the next few tough years of kid-hood. And we can all use a bit of that at his age.

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Date: 3/4/12 11:14 AM

Congratulations to your son. I'd love to see pictures!!

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Date: 3/4/12 9:47 PM

It is always so nice to read something so happy and with such promise. I have a wretched migraine and this just cheered me up!
-- Edited on 3/4/12 9:48 PM --

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Michelle T

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Date: 3/4/12 10:44 PM



Wow that photos is big. I do not know how to make it smaller.

My son is on the right adjusting his mask. The lady in the purple hoodie is Miss Russell his teacher.



My hot and sweaty son getting his medal.

He is really tired, stiff and sore today.

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Date: 3/5/12 6:19 PM

Congratulations all around. The benefits of a well run fencing program cannot be overstated. Hope your son is very pleased at being able to put his training and abilities to the test in an endeavor that requires so much more than athleticism.

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