Regina Chen, grade 10, finished in the top eight in the Cadet Women’s Sabre at the North American Cup (NAC) held in Richmond, Va., one of four Cadet point events held annually. Cadet events are for those under age 17. There were 91 competitors in the event, making her top eight accomplishment all the more impressive. Chen also had a great finish over the summer, tying for third place at the Summer National Fencing Championships. Chen is now ranked 20th in the U.S. in Cadet Women’s Sabre with only two events under her belt, as she just began fencing in the Cadet bracket.
Michael Amick, grade 11, was honored for his athletic prowess at the fourth annual Soccer Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SSVCF) dinner in mid-October as the 2011 David Kucera award recipient. Kucera passed away from natural causes in college and the De Anza Force and SSVCF established the David Kucera award to honor a student athlete who embodies Kucera’s philosophy and competitive spirit. They noted Amick is a 4.0 junior at The Harker School, who, according to the award, consistently demonstrates: the ability to be a significant contributor to his soccer team both on and off the field; leadership of his peers on and off the field; excellence in his academic areas of study; commitment and involvement to community service; and always shows respect for those around him.