2016 Holiday Dinner & Awards Banquet

Old Country Buffet, Burnsville
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Another fabulous banquet in the books! Thanks to all students, instructors, and families who came out this evening to celebrate our 2016 accomplishments and our many wonderful years with ISD 191 Community Education.

Mr. Mike Bechtel has achieved our first ever “Grand Slam Award” for winning his 10th Instructor of the Year Award. Mr. Mike has only missed a handful of classes but he’s always been there sharing his passion of Tae Kwon Do with the many students he teaches in class and has assisted in all color belt tests. Congrats Mr. Mike! We are all learn from your wisdom.

And finally… Congratulations to all recipients on your well-deserved award! We are proud of your accomplishments.

2016 Award Winners:

  • Instructor of the Year – Mr. Mike Bechtel
  • Best Kicks – Ms. Sirianna Stortroen
  • Tae Kwon Do Perseverance – Mr. Tom Truong
  • Most Improved – Mr. Logan Van Guilder
  • Tae Kwon Do Spirit – Ms. Rachel Countryman
  • Tae Kwon Do Role Model of the Year – Ms. Brielle Anderson
  • Best Manner – Ms. Emilia Morrison
  • Tae Kwon Do Family of the Year – The Duong Family
  • Supplier of the Year – Embroidery Central

Prize Drawing Winners:

  • “Black Belt Tae Kwon Do” Book – Ms. Rachel Countryman
  • Muay Thai Forearm Kicking Shield & T-shirt – Mr. Rich & Ms. Brielle Anderson
  • Rebreakable Board & T-shirt – Ms. Sirianna Stortroen
  • Paddle Target – Mr. Colton Rathke
  • T-shirt – Ms. Katrina Higgins
  • Paddle Target – Mr. Thomas Le
  • 2 T-shirts – Mr. Parker Hall
  • T-shirt – Ms. Jayla Rice


Location Sky Oaks Elementary School (Gym), 100 East 134th Street, Burnsville, MN 55337 Phone (612) 202-8557 E-mail nam.nguyen@namtkd.com Hours Tuesdays & Thursdays: Youth (Beginner - Yellow Belts) - 6:00 PM - 6:55 PM; Youth Advanced (Green - Black Belts) & All Adult (All Levels) - 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
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