In the 2012/2013 high school fencing season, Vince Paragano’s coaching style proved to be positive and encouraging to the team. This past year he taught the team the importance of exercising regularly, eating healthy, good sportsmanship and honesty. These are all traits Mr. Paragano himself exemplifies in the eyes of the team. This year both the girl’s and boy’s teams were in the top 8 in the state. The girl’s team also won the prestigious Santelli Tournament for the first time in school history, as well as being District and Conference Champions. Finally, girl’s epee won the Squad State Championship. For all of the above reasons, this team stands united behind Coach Paragano and asks the SHSD Board of Education to renew his head-coaching contract. We are a happier team with him as our Head Coach.