Seven smiling KickStart kids returned home to Navasota with awards from two recent tournaments, one of which was quite far away.
One of our Blackbelts medaled in seven different adult divisions in one of the premier Marshall Arts tournament in the nation recently in Chicago, Master Ben Mendez reports. That’s our Blackbelt, Miss Morgan Smith.
Mendez says the other one, the first open tournament of the season, was held much closer. The TKO Kickoff was held in Sugarland, and six of the eight students we sent came home with awards over the weekend.
Currently, Mendez tells Navasota News, that, of the 8,000 KickStart Kids currently in 60 junior and senior high schools across Texas, 160 call Navasota home. and a bunch of our newcomers will got their feet wet on February 11th in the Spring Qualifier at Pflugerville Middle School.
Then on April the 1st, Navasota High School will again play host to the Regional Championships for second and third year students. Last year, Mendez reports, more than a thousand visitors came to Navasota to see the more than 400 competitors who took part.
We’ll be reminding you of all of these upcoming competitions on our Navasota News Community Calendar.