Hard work and dedication paid dividends for several members of the Penn College Martial Arts Club as the college hosted a belt promotion on Saturday. Penn College students joined their counterparts from Lycoming College, Bucknell University, Nittany Shotokan and Bath, New York, in a training seminar and test. Eric M. Russell, of Mill Hall; Carlos A. Ramos-Sonera, of Highland Mills, New York; and Hunter D. Gibson, of Carlisle; all earned a full-step promotion and are purple belts. Alton "A.J." Hinson, of Pottsville, also moved up a full step to earn his green belt. Next for the club is a training camp and tournament at Penn College in February.
Photos by Caleb G. Schirmer, student photographer