Zinnia Marquis – author, drummer, Tae-Kwon-Do-er!

Our student spotlight this week is on Zinnia Marquis.  Zinnia is a kind and hardworking 3rd grader who practices with her father and her younger brother.   We appreciate Zinnia’s inclusive attitude and the responsibility she takes for her own learning.  Zinnia was also recently published in the Mountain Xpress! She wrote a piece called “What is community?” and you can find it on pg. 48 of the March 17-25 issue of the Mountain Xpress.  To quote Zinnia, “community is a group of people, but it’s not just a group of people, it’s people who care for each other and are willing to lend a hand when needed.”  We are grateful to have Zinnia and her family as part of our community here at Sun Soo!

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Age: 9

Rank: Blue

Where you go to school: The Learning Community

Why you practice: I don’t really know why but I wanted to learn Tae Kwon Do ever since I was about 5 years old and it’s still really important to me to keep going.

How long you’ve been practicing: About a year and three quarters.

What you enjoy most about your practice so far: I think what I enjoy the most so far is two things, one is that new burst of energy you get after testing even if you didn’t test that says “I’m doing to keep going, I’m going to do my best and beyond.”  And two is sharing the experience with my family and friends.

Other hobbies/interests: Music, theatre, and any form of art.

Something people at Tae Kwon Do probably don’t know about you:  Apart from Tae Kwon Do I also take drums and I am a quarter Irish.

Favorite Tae Kwon Do moment:  If I were just picking something off the top of my head I would say everything but I’ve thought a lot about it and I’m going to say being invited to the Black Belt Club.