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August 13, 2013

By Staff

Martial arts students earn black belts

The following people recently received Black belt promotions from True Martial Arts in Sammamish:

Third Degree

-Nicole Smelson, massage therapist and has been training for 14 1/2 years

-Jillian Backman, a senior at Skyline High School and has been training for 14 1/2 years

Second Degree

-Chris Brewer, has been training for 7 1/2 years

-Rachel Graham, a freshman at SHS and has been training for 10 1/2 years

-Sammy Ballata, a freshman at SHS and has been training for 10 1/2 years

-Allex Ballata, a freshman at SHS and has been training for 10 1/2 years

-Kathy Baker, a fire inspector/investigator and has been training for 8 years

-Delaney Aydel, a senior at Mount Si High School and has been training for 11 years

First Degree

-Lisa Carskaden, a stay-at-home mom and owner of TradeWind Quilts and has been training for 4 years

-Vinny Palaniappan, an eighth-grader at Pacific Cascade Middle School and has been training for 5 years

-Michelle Szeto, a sophomore at SHS and has been training for 8 1/2 years

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