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Nine-year-old receives blackbelt

Staff reports

Nydia Cooper, daughter of Machiavelli and Nadine Nelson Cooper received her

black belt in TaeKwonDoe on February 10, 2011.  Nydia is 9 year old in the

4th grade at Ascension Catholic.  She attends Molley's TKD in Gonzales.

Nydia is a 4-year TKD student.  She started TKD when she was 5 years old in

Kindergarten.