A 12-year-old Hobokenite is the Tae Kwon Do champion.
Shekea Coleman, a resident of the Hoboken Housing Authority, won first place at the 2013 All American Open Tae Kwon Do – Karate – Kung Fu Championships on March 16.
Coleman beat about 40 competitors in the 48th annual competition at Paramount Gym at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus.
“I’m so proud of Shekea,” said Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director Carmelo Garcia. “She truly embodies the heart of a champion.”
Coleman enrolled in the HHA's after school karate classes, which are led by Sensei Ray Rogriguez.