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Caring for chickens, cleaning barn stalls, and learning to live in sub-zero temperatures were all part of Charlie's experiences at the North Country School in the Adirondacks over Presidents Day Weekend. Read on to learn more!

Four Top-10 State Finishes for Girls' Fencing!

It was a big day for Big Blue (9-5) at the NJSIAA Individual State Fencing Tournament, held at Livingston High School last Sunday. After a nail-biting, tie-breaker match, Jessica Lin '21 defended her state epée title, taking gold once again. Her sister and teammate, Katie Lin '23, tied for third. Alison Lee '20 and Zala Bahn '23 placed fifth and ninth, respectively, in foil. Putting four individual fencers in the top-10 ranks as one of the team's best seasons in program history. And it was the culmination of a tremendous season.

A week earlier, at the NJSIAA State Squad Fencing Tournament, the epée squad of Jessica, Katie, Alexa Drovetsky '23, Ameer Ebrahim '21, Jamie Wang '20, and Ashna Kumar '20 took first (they placed second last year), securing Pingry's first ever outright state win for a girls' squad.

In January, the team placed second overall at the District 5 Fencing Tournament, with the epée and foil squads taking gold— Jessica and Katie took first and second, respectively, in epée, while in foil, Zala was first and Alison placed third. 

Congratulations, Pingry fencers!

Pictured: Assistant Coach Davidson Barr, Alison Lee '20, Katie Lin '23, Jessica Lin '21, and Assistant Coach Stephanie Mygas.

Contact: Andrea Dawson, Senior Writer,