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Hays Free Press August 25, 2010 14,755 -PagelC for first day of class Page 3B Dahlstrom eighth-grader Travis Sullivent (on right) faces off with an strong at the sport's national meet. opponent during fencing competition. He was 4th in the five-state COURTESY PHOTOS Southwest Region this past year and finished Local brothers get to the point with fencing BY JIM CULLEN Travis and Tmvor SuUivent are, respectively, incom- ing eighth and sixth grade brothers at Dahlstrom Middle School. Like all stu- dents this time of year, they're sharing the same excitement and, possibly, concerns about their new year. Unlike most other students, though, the Sullivent brothers both have a very special interest away from school. That interest is fencing and older brother Travis has already made a national name the meet. Buda Elementary teacher Karen Sullivent and her hus- band Dane, parents of Travis and ~evor, view the sport as nothing but positive. Dane appreciates the fact that kids' see confidence is raised. Karen terms fencing"a great sport" and said, "the kids and parents are supportive of all fencers. I like that it's a year-round sport and you can choose how much or how often you want to participate." For themselves, Travis and Trevor have their own reasons for liking the sport. Older, more experienced brother for himself in the sport. Travis says "it's tim and good This past year, Travis quali- exercise...I like seeing friends fled for the National Fencing and meeting people from Tournament in Atlanta, Geor- different places and countries gia, by finishing fourth in his age group from the Southwest Region that includes partici- pants from Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arkansas and Oklahoma. The ten-day na- tionals this summer saw Travis in-an age group that included 139 fencers, finishing 32nd in - and getting to travel!" Trevor cags it "fun" and says he likes "fencing with friends." Travis began fencing five years ago at a "Learn to Fence" summer camp at Texas State and has been fencing com- petitively for four years. He's coached by John Moreau and Sean Moreau at the AllTexas Athletic Center (ATAC) Fenc- ing Club on the Texas State campus. Trevor has now been competitively fencing for a year. Fencing competitors qualify for higher levels of competi- tion by earning points at regionals, where they're separated into pools of usually six to eight fencers. They may be boys or girls only or mixed boys and girls. Each fencer faces all of the others in his or her pool and they score by the touches against their opponent. Scores are used to determine an 'indicator,' used for rankings. Those rankings lead to seeds and brackets which ultimately lead to gold medal bouts. It's all about positives, as evidenced by the ATAC Fenc- ing Club's website (www. which outlines the varied objectives of youth fencing. One thing is clear- the Sullivent brothers are meeting those objectives and more. Brothers Trevor (left) and Travis Sullivent are among a growing num- ber of students participating in fencing as a competitive sport. Older brother Travis r~cently pieced 32nd in the nation for his age level at the National Fencing Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. PHOTO BY JANII~ 6RAY Star principal welcomes new staff Fuentes Elementary School's new principal, Regina Butcher, provided a great Stars welcome to her first year and new-to-Hays teachers recently, treating them to an exclusive luncheon at Palmer's Restaurant in San Mar- cos. Helping with the welcome were Assistant Principal Sherry Posey and staffers Janice Gray, Karen Zuniga and Michelle McCoy. The group included (back, left to right) Butcher, Ashcon Habibi, Kds Brown, Allen Furby, Matthew Law, Jo Ellen Kucera; (front, left to right) Posey, Jayme Salinas, Karee Bursiel, Candace Roberson, Julia Armstrong, Zuniga and McCoy. ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL INFO Editor's Note: The entry for Academy High School was inadvertenitly omitted from the Hays Free Press Back to School edit-don published last week. 4820 Jack C. Hays Trail Buda, TX 713610 Phone Nunnber: 512-268-8462 http:llacadlemyhighschool. Office Hour's: 8:30 - 4:30 Class Hours: 9:00- 3:50 Projected Enrollment: 100 Administrattive Staff: Principal- ]~ulie Ruisinger Guidance Counselor- MarylynneWeaver Secretary- ICheryl Moczygemba School Motto: Respect othters and respect ourselves. Mission Stmtement: Creating a learning community for the non-traditional student. Promoting the exploration of knowledge. Gradu- ating students with the tools they need to be independent and successful citizens. SCHOOL BRIEFS I Parents and other people v ~ with c )lannlng for next s at s :an visit the event [ ~ at www.haysprojectgrad- r or on Facebook. To E added to the mailing ist, V r 1; safe environment f r graduates to celebrate. 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