Taking karate lessons means much more to Evans Middle School pupil Lee Ann Schiffhauer than mastering the martial arts.
Today she is an outgoing 13-year-old, but she was not always that way. Her second-grade teacher told her mother, Bobbi, she wasn’t worried about Lee Ann’s grades, but rather how quiet she was.
“In third grade I was silent,” said Schiffhauer. “Silent Night was going on in my head,” she added with a laugh.
She started Kempo karate at Seigler’s Karate Center when she was 8 years old. Her mother soon saw what the karate did for her.