American Martial Arts Academy recently awarded scholarships to notable members of their Leadership Program at their September belt ceremony. The seven students who have contributed their time, energy and sweat into becoming local leaders are Angel Valdez, Lillian Brister, Skylar Meredith, Kyle Perez, Bernie Wang, Nick Perna and Elizabeth Bonnstetter.
These students have spent their time volunteering at American Martial Arts Academy. They spend a significant amount of time assisting in teaching Taekwondo to younger students. Besides practicing the art of Taekwondo they are building confidence and discipline while growing physically and mentally. The younger students look up to them as role models both on and off the mats.
“Not only does the program create well-rounded martial artists, but well-rounded people as a whole,” said Skylar Meredith, a Naperville Central Freshman.
American Martial Arts Academy-Naperville was established in the winter of 2009. Since its establishment, the academy is dedicated to provide quality programs for its students, including leadership program, National taekwondo competition team, confidence building/anti-bullying program and many other programs for students to build positive characters.
“At American Martial Arts Academy, we teach future leaders of America, who are respectful, disciplined, and honored,” said Master Jeon, 6th Degree Black Belt and director at AMAA-Naperville
For more information, visit www.amaa-usa.com/Naperville.
Submitted by Roxanne Fiber, American Martial Arts Academy-Naperville