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On Point

By SETOTA HAILEMARIAM, Bethesda Magazine , 09/23/19, 9:00AM EDT


Fifteen-year-old Bethesda fencer Honor Johnson is winning medals in competitions—and setting her sights on the 2024 Olympics

At age 15, Honor Johnson is a nationally ranked fencer who travels the world to compete. But her passion for the sport didn’t come naturally.

“I tried so many different sports—soccer, lacrosse, ice skating—and they just didn’t fit with me. I didn’t like them, or I wasn’t very good at them,” says Honor, a Bethesda resident and sophomore at the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C.