Aiya Yankovskiy was a 2019-2020 film student at Freestyle Academy, and a senior at Mountain View High School. She has been fencing at Silicon Valley Fencing Center for almost 8 years. 2019 was Aiya’s first year at Freestyle as a senior, and it has been very engaging. She learned more in one semester here about art and technology than anywhere else.

Being able to use a wide variety of impressive equipment has allowed for numerous learning opportunities, and she is thankful for each of them. Although she will not be pursuing a career with a focus on art, having had the chance to be in a project-based environment developing personal skills is something she will never forget.