• KickStartKids Team in Vegas!

     
    Last July 18-21, 2013, our KickStartKids Karate Team traveled to Las Vegas to compete in the 2013 ITC World Championship. This was the first time that Burbank had been able to send a team to compete. There were many fundraisers during the year both by the Karate Classes and the PTO since this activity required a large monetary expense. But as always, our Burbank Eagles were able to get the job done.
     
    The team that participated was made up of the following students:
     
          Laura Rodriguez
          Nathan Monita
          Nathan Maldonado
          Gissell Reyes
          Lesuy Mejia-Huerta
          Jayvion Harold
          Caesar Gonzalez
          Agustin Ramirez
     
    All our students represented themselves, Burbank Middle School, Mr. Chcuk Norris, and their communities with respect, integrity, and pride. They trained all year and all June to get ready for this main event. The parents who accompanied the team were Mrs. Rodriguez and Mrs. Ramirez. Coach Stanley Ragsdale, P.E. Department Head at Burbank, as well as Mr. Roy White, KickStartKids Instructor completed Burbank's team.
    The final results of the events are as follow:

    Laura Rodriguez
          1st in Forms and 1st in Weapon Forms (Two World Titles)
          3rd in Fighting

    Javion Harold
          1st in Forms and 1st in Weapon Forms (Two World Titles)

    Agustin Ramirez
          1st in Weapon Forms (One World Title)

    Nathan Maldonado
          Honorable Mention in three (3) events

    Nathan Monita
          1st in Fighting (One World Title)
          2nd in Weapon Forms, 2nd in Forms

    Caesar Gonzalez
          2nd in Fighting

    Gissell Reyes
          1st in Forms (One World Title)
          2nd in Fighting

    Lesuy Huerta
          1st in Fighting (One World Title)
          2nd in Forms

    Mr. Roy White, KickStartKids Karate Instructor at Burbank Middle School, also participated in the World Championship in the adult division. He earned a 1st in Weapon Forms, a 1st in Team Fighting (Two World Titles) and a 2nd in Forms.

    This was an experience that will be long remembered by us all. Thank you to the PTO for their amazing support of our team. Thank you to Mrs. Hernandez for approving our participation and encouraging us along the way. Thank you to our parents and our students who believed that it could happen! Here's to our KickStartKids Karate Championship Team!

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