Delphos resident and local martial arts instructor Diane Pack, owner/instructor of Pack’s Champion Karate Center in Fort Jennings, along with seven of her students competed in the Pil-Sung Karate Championship in Defiance (above left). Collectively, they brought home one Grand Champion trophy, 13 first-place gold medals, five second-place silvers, two third-place bronze medals and one sixth-place medal. Jamien Pack, 11 (front), daughter of Diane and Jerry Pack and a fifth-grader at Fort Jennings, earned first in weapons/form/fighting in the Junior Black Belt Division, receiving overall Junior Black Belt Champion in an all-boy division. She is a member of the TAG (Talented and Gifted) program and a drummer in the band. Besides student-teaching at the karate school, she enjoys reading and dancing. Other CKC competitors were Kim Mayberry, Abbie Browning, Dylan Tumlinson, Madison Tumlinson, Jayden Moore and the tournament’s youngest competitor, 4-year-old Jackson Bidlack.
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