Estefania Cruz Competes in Fencing Matches

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Estefania Cruz Competes in Fencing Matches

Estefania Cruz is practicing fencing.(Photo submitted)

Estefania Cruz is practicing fencing.(Photo submitted)

Estefania Cruz is practicing fencing.(Photo submitted)

Estefania Cruz is practicing fencing.(Photo submitted)

By Kaili Martin and Abagayle Johnson

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Estefania Cruz has been competing in fencing matches since she was 11. Cruz is a Senior at FHN and fences at the St. Peters RecPlex and the Cultural Arts Center on Mondays. Besides fencing Estefania is in a lot of after-school activities such as FBLA, NHS, TSA, Boeing Explore Post, DECA and Model UN. Cruz got into fencing when she went to a fencing camp due to curiosity.

“When I first began learning rapier [a type of sword] which I have been looking forward to starting, I just remember being so excited to learn new things,” Cruz said.

Cruz has won first place in the junior competitions and fourth place in the senior division. In the past, there were others at FHN fencing with her. Recently, to her knowledge, she does not know any more fencers at FHN. Cruz does mainly in-house fencing, or competitions within the studio she fences at.

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