Published : Monday, April 3, 2017 | 1:44 PM
Maranatha High School is proud to announce that junior, Andrew Huang ‘18, took first place at the 2016-2017 Southern California Scholastic League Fencing Tournament. Andrew attended the second tournament on March 19 in Los Angeles, and was proudly representing Maranatha High School. There were a total of 31 fencers who competed in the Men’s Saber competition and Andrew took home 1st place based on his cumulative points from the first tournament on December 4, 2016 and the second tournament on March 19, 2017.
Roughly two years ago, Andrew discovered a fencing club close to Maranatha’s campus and he quickly came to appreciate this strategic and intense sport. Since then, Andrew has been training rigorously and has come to discover that his God-given talents can take him a long way in his fencing career. For now, Andrew is certain that fencing will continue to be a huge part of his life, both for the duration of high school and throughout college.
Andrew mentioned, “The amount of support I get from the Maranatha community is really unbelievable. There are so many students and faculty members who are interested in my fencing career and when they take the time to ask me questions about it, it gets me amped up to to keep going and get better at this sport. They probably don’t realize the weight of their words and prayers, but in all honestly, it inspires me to train harder in order to make huge strides in my career.”
Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 817-4000 or visit www.maranatha-hs.org.