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Local martial arts students earn belt promotions

A group of students at the Thermal Belts newest martial arts academy recently earned belt promotions, moving one step closer to black belt status. Seven students earned new belts during the late December test at C&T Martial Arts Academy. Instructor Charles Hill, left, and students gather around their fellow students. The following students earned belt promotions: Yellow: Silas McDonald, Hayley Snyder; Orange: Wesley Shepard; Green: Austin Berry, Taysen Russell; Blue: Lee Fagan; Second degree brown: Jarred Shepard; First degree brown: Cody Ravan (photo submitted)