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On Saturday, February 16, 2019 the QISD Panther Martial Arts students competed in the Winterfest Karate Tournament in Dekalb, TX and on Saturday, March 2, 2019 the students competed in the East Texas Classic karate Tournament in Mineola, TX.  Quinlan ISD took 13 students from first grade through high school to take part in the Dekalb Karate Tournament, and 18 students to the Mineola Karate Tournament.  The students from Quinlan ISD have been very competitive in each tournament they have competed in this school year.  The students earned over 50 medals in the two combined tournaments. The students that competed in this tournament were Piper Jackson, Darryll Rollins, Keith Jackson, Zayne Tull, James Peninger, Kevin Waggnor, Colton Pitts, Draven Ballard, Gracie Dreher, R.J. Ethridge, Spencer Jordan, Jonathan Lomar, Geovanni Neher, Brylon Johns, Daniel Villegas, Miguel Villegas, Alex Guitierrez, Rubi Yanes, Colby Smith, and Corben Smith.  

Quinlan ISD – Panther Martial Arts Instructors, Michael Suber, Michael Tull, David Sleeper and Dr. Don Madden are all very proud of the students and the outstanding competitiveness they displayed by earning the number of medals they did at this tournament.  Even more than that we are proud of the sportsmanship, character and integrity the students demonstrated as they represented Quinlan ISD.  Numerous instructors from other martial arts schools represented at the tournament made comments about how impressed they were about the level of respect Quinlan students demonstrated.  

The students from QISD have represented our school, our community and themselves with great honor and integrity and we want them to know how proud of them we are. It is exciting to see how this program has grown and how the students have made such vast improvements on their skill over the past years.

The students will travel to Kilgore on Saturday, March 9, 2019 to compete in the Kilgore Karate tournament. The students will be celebrating the accomplishments made throughout the school year at the upcoming Panther Martial Arts Family Banquet.  Parents and community members will be recognized for their support of the program at this event. The ACE – Panther Martial Arts Family Banquet will be held Friday, April 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the FHS cafeteria.

If you would like information about the ACE/ Quinlan Panther Martial Arts program, please contact Michael Tull at (903)256-1580 or by email at Michael.tull@quinlanisd.net.