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Instructor Matthew Gehlhoff leads student at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in an after-school fencing class. "If a parent notices that a child has a gift for piano or soccer, they should encourage it," said Rich Leichtweis, PhD, senior director of the Inova Kellar Center.

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