2015 AAU Taekwondo Youth Leadership Award
Congratulations to Mariana Prado, this year’s female recipient of the 2015 Amateur Athletic Union Taekwondo Youth Leadership Award.
Meet Mariana Prado who started training at a young age of 4 has become an accomplished 2nd Degree Black Belt Taekwondo athlete & a beloved assistant instructor. Some of her interests besides Taekwondo include playing violin since 9 years of age, president of the Junior National Honor Society, teaching at Bible school, cross country & helping in her community.
Mariana’s competition record was astonishing having participated and won numerous National & International events. She has won a gold medal in the German Open, Pan-Am Open & the Mexico National Championship. One of her accomplishments include defeating the Mexico National team member in the finals who also had earned a bronze medal in the last Junior World Championships.
Being an Assistant Instructor, Mariana has shown great leadership inside and outside of her school. Mariana has distinguished herself to have been a straight "A" student since kindergarten and a 5.3 High School GPA with only AP honor & dual credit courses. Currently has a 4.0 GPA in San Jacinto College where she was on the dean's list for 2014 & 2015. Ranked 1/510 in her class of 2016 and class Valedictorian. She earned a perfect score in the UIL Orchestra Competition of Solo & Ensemble 2010-2012. Received the President's Award 2007-2014 & Principal's Award 2007-2014. Commended in the State exams 2007-2014.