Independence Day in the Windy City


Monticello Academy’s Taekwondo Team Returns Triumphant from the 2013 US National Championships in Chicago, Illinois

Monticello Academy’s Taekwondo Team was off to Chicago, Il for USA Taekwondo National Championships held July 3-8. Team members included black belts Lael Fluker, Savannah Silva, and Jessica Schueler, and color belts, Stacey Klassen, Leyla Zokhidova, Abigail Stewart, and Risha Shetty.

For the first time in the taekwondo team’s history, two members of the team also competed in team trial divisions. The team returns home with 3 gold medals, (2 in black belt divisions), 3 silver medals, and 1 bronze medal. This event marks the most successful event for the team.


The team is working hard this year to prepare for the upcoming US Open Taekwondo Championships in February in Las Vegas, NV, an international taekwondo competition with competitors from around the world. The next US National Championships will be held in our own backyard, San Jose, California in early July. Stay tuned for more details!


I am the Educational Technology Director at Monticello Academy by day and Martial Arts instructor by night. This site is dedicated to my students as a new way to connect and share their accomplishments with the world.

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