Congratulations to the 13 fencers who were awarded their Varsity Letter yesterday. They are: Anna DM, Keegan, Ryan, Sydney, Mason, Luben, Ian, Daniel, Erin, Christi, Tim, Anthony and Katie.
Those who earned a letter for the first time received the letter, a fencing emblem and a certificate. Those who earned a letter for the second time received a bar and a certificate.
If you are interested in buying a letterman jacket, Katie got hers from M&L Enterprises and recommends them. If you wonder what the letter is supposed to look like when sewn on, here is a picture of Katie’s with the bar laid in place.
Next season, fencers will again need to have a physical examination by a doctor in order to be able to fence. You can have the exam done at no charge at Resurgens Orthopaedic on April 26 (the same day as the pool party). The time slot for Pope athletes is 11:00 – 12:00 and the address is 270 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144. You will need to pick up a Pope Athlete Physical Form from the Pope office and take it with you to the exam. Complete the information you are asked for and have the doctor fill in the results of the exam.
If you can’t have the exam on April 26, you can take the form to your own doctor and have the exam done there. Just make sure you get the Pope Athlete Physical Form from the Pope office.
Once again, the Shooks have very kindly offered to host our end of season pool party at their house at 2767 Whitehurst Drive, Marietta, GA 30062 from 6 PM to 9 PM on Saturday April 26. The pool will be open, so bring a swimsuit and towel if you are interested.
All current and former Pope fencers as well as their parents and siblings are invited. Please pass the invitation on to any fencing alumni you are in touch with.
There will be a short parent meeting at the party to plan for next season. The meeting will start at 7:00 and we would like parents of all fencers who will be returning to attend.
We will be providing soft drinks and food (the traditional chocolate fountain plus all the fixings for tacos). Other snacks and items to dip in the chocolate fountain will be provided by the fencers. Please bring the item list below based on the initial of fencers last name: