Nora Hanson of Columbia was recognized at the Statehouse February 24 for receiving two World Karate Titles at the North American Sport Karate Association’s Banquet held recently in Chicago.

Hanson is a twelve-year-old straight A student at Irmo Middle School who also plays the violin and soccer. She earned her black belt in 2021 and has been training and competing for more than seven years.

Pictured L-R are Representative Vic Dabney, Mike Genova, Representative Chris Wooten, Nora Hanson, Anne Marie Hanson (Mom), Robin Moseley, John Hanson (Dad) and Representative Chip Huggins.

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