Former KCVI Student Returning from Germany to Join RMC Fencing

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David “DJ” Holtz is returning to Kingston for the 2018-19 school year to attend RMC and compete for the Paladins men’s fencing team.

After attending KCVI until grade 11, Holtz moved with his family to Germany where he recently graduated from Stuttgart High School, a US Department of Defense Education Activity school.

Prior to his departure for Germany, Holtz honed his fencing skills with a local fencing club, which is run by RMC fencing coaches Patricia Howes and David Howes.

“DJ has been with RMC’s Cutting Edge Fencing Program since he was a youngster,” said head coach Patricia Howes, referring to Holtz’s time with the program from 2010-17. “Fencing has been a great way for DJ to grow his athletic skill as he grew up here in Kingston.”

“He knows us well as coaches, and he understands the demands of the RMC fencing program already,” Howes added. “So we are confident he will be a great fit for our men’s team this coming season.”

At his high school Senior Awards Ceremony in Germany, Holtz was honoured alongside classmates headed to the US Military, Air Force, Naval, and Coast Guard academies.

Canadian Liaison Officer to the US European Command Colonel William Foster was on hand to present Holtz with a certificate to commemorate his acceptance to RMC (pictured above).

At the 2018 OUA Fencing Championships, Paladins earned second place overall in the men’s competition and third overall on the women’s side.

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Release and photos source: RMC.ca