PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - This week's 850Strong student of the week is Mallory Hicks.
This week's 850Strong student of the week is Mallory Hicks.(WJHG/WECP)
She is a senior at Mosley High School where she maintains a 3.5 GPA. She is a member of the swim team and other school clubs.
Outside of school, Mallory is a 3rd degree black belt in taekwondo.
She teaches younger children taekwondo after school.
Mallory has been a practicing taekwondo since she was very young, and says that is where her second family is. They haven't been able to practice together because of coronavirus, but that doesn't break Mallory's spirit.
"Well I'm still actually practicing at home and stuff like that, you know just keeping my head up. Just there is always more to learn which is what our grand master would always say. You know I'm just not letting that stop me or anything. You can always do better no matter what circumstance there is, " said Mallory.
Mallory is passionate about helping others and watching them succeed, which is why she plans on attending Gulf Coast State College to pursue a physical therapy degree.
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