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Math teacher Mason competes in tournaments, strives to be karate master
By Nick May ’13 THE ROUNDUP Children and adults competing in and watching a martial arts tournament Nov. 10 fill a quiet, dully lit conference room at the Hilton Scottsdale hotel. After waiting for her peers to display their skills, Ms. Jessie Mason stepped up to show off her black belt karate abilities. “I’m a first degree black belt,” Ms. Mason said. “Black belt is the highest rank you can…
Luna garners ‘monumental’ international karate award for ability

Brophy sophomore Nico Luna ’12 competed in a Japanese international karate tournament, and in the end, he walked out with the Top Male Competitor Award and a huge smile on his face.

“For me this achievement is monumental,” Luna said. “I can’t explain in words how much of an honor it is that I was chosen by the headmasters to achieve this award.

“Only one person out of thousands of people get this award and there were so many great competitors that even though the tournament is dominated by the Japanese, this shows just how tough and strong we are.”