Rochester STEM Academy's fencing program has fencers who qualified for Junior Olympics in February 2020. This year, JOs are in Columbus, Ohio. For our seniors, this will be the last opportunity to compete nationally before they graduate.
Rochester STEM Academy is a public charter school serving culturally diverse students. 100% of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch. In layman's terms, our students don't have the means to cover the $5000 for the trip out of state.
The campaign funds will cover travel (airfare, transit to and from airports), room and board, fees, equipment, and necessary sundries.
This trip is important to me because I've seen the fencers grow as students, as athletes, as amazing humans. Fencing is a unique sport, it meets the cultural and intellectual needs of our students. Travelling has allowed the team the opportunity to experience new things such as using an ice maker in a hotel to ordering food at a restaurant, to visiting colleges and museums.
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