Week In Idaho

Last week I was back in Idaho following the second year of Fencing In The Schools sharing the sport with the communities of Pocatello, Rigby, and now Blackfoot. They’re in 7 schools now! Idaho is just one of 9 states that Fencing In The Schools has reached since they started last year. This year they hope to expose the sport to 20,000 kids throughout the country in grades 3-12. Here are some highlight photos from the trip!
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Idaho Trip with FITS

Last week, I had an amazing adventure in the lovely state of Idaho with Fencing In The Schools. Pocatello and Rigby are the first two communities outside of NY to receive Fencing In The Schools programs, launching in a couple weeks. I went out with Olympians Tim Morehouse and Jeff Spear to document their assemblies and workshops with the teachers. Check out some of the photos below!

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New teachers learning how to fence in Pocatello, ID
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K-8 Holy Spirit Charter School in Pocatello, ID
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Tim Morehouse speaks to 1200 students at Rigby Middle School
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KZBQ radio host Paul Anderson tries fencing
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Olympic stories and values are shared with Academy Charter School
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Jeff Spear teachers students at Pocatello Community Charter School

There was also a great news article from our two days in Idaho: http://www.idahostatejournal.com/members/a-touch-tutorial-olympic-fencers-visit-schools-to-introduce-the/article_e6bdc94a-25b5-11e3-9daf-001a4bcf887a.html