Favorite Sons & Daughters

Students at Family Karate Tae Kwon Do competed April 14 in the Nevada State Championships in Las Vegas. They have qualified to compete in the National Championship and Jr. Olympic Competition in Dallas.

These students received the following medals:

n Brandon Cornick won a gold medal in Olympic-style sparring and a silver medal in forms.

n Nicholas Cornick won a gold medal in Olympic-style sparring and a gold medal in forms.

n Heather Brown won a gold medal in Olympic-style sparring and a gold medal in forms.

n Sean Olmo won a gold medal in Olympic-style sparring and a silver medal in forms.

n Mikey Luciano won a gold medal in Olympic-style sparring and a gold medal in forms.

Matthew Brooks has completed cadet basic training at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York.

A graduate of Cimarron-Memorial High School, he plans to graduate from West Point in 2016 and be commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Brooks is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Brooks of Las Vegas.

Omar Moore, 14, graduated from middle school at Omar Haikal Islamic Academy with honors and the President’s Award of Excellence.

He was first-place inventions winner at the 2012 Southern Nevada Regional Science & Engineering Fair.

As Student Council vice president, he led the school’s food drives to assist the community’s homeless population, and he served the Nellis military community as a Red Cross volunteer at the O’Callaghan Federal Hospital.

Omar is a student at Advanced Technologies Academy as a legal studies scholar.

He is the son of retired Chief Master Sgt. Isaac Moore and Mona Rezk Mabrouk of North Las Vegas.

Travis Schossow graduated July 13 from Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

A 2009 graduate of Mojave High School, Schossow is the son of retired Air Force Sgt. Troy Schossow and Rickie Schossow of North Las Vegas.

Erika Hernandez graduated Aug. 17 from basic training at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois.

A 2010 graduate of Mojave High School, Hernandez is the daughter of Enrique and Patricia Hernandez and brother of Giovanni Hernandez, all of North Las Vegas.

Bradley Carr has achieved Eagle Scout status in the Boy Scouts of America.

A member of Troop 246, he refurbished more than 100 music stands for the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra for his Eagle project.

He enjoys hiking, camping, basketball and playing French horn, piano and trumpet.

Carr is the son of Tami and Brad Carr of Las Vegas.

Marcus Hanselman has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

A 2011 graduate of Rancho High School, Hanselman is the son of Ron Hanselman of Las Vegas and brother of Justin Hanselman of Reno.

Marcel Bell has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

A 2009 graduate of Desert Pines High School, Bell is the son of Catherine Bell of Henderson.

Zack Bowen of Las Vegas graduated from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, with a Master of Science in criminal justice.

Jordan Sage has received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence for the spring 2012 semester at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.

Sage is a graduate of Bonanza High School.

TaVea Green has graduated from Army basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

A 2010 graduate of Legacy High School in North Las Vegas, Green is the son of Felicia Hornsby of Las Vegas.

Joseph Smith of Las Vegas was named to the dean’s list at Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C., for the spring 2012 semester.

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