PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS — Jake Evan De Guzman won a Bronze Medal at the 2017 Taekwondo National Championships held recently in Detroit, Michigan.
At the council meeting of September 12, Mayor James Barberio presented Jake with a proclamation.
The proclamation read:
Where as, Parsippany is a township filled with excitement because Jake Evan De Guzman has won a Bronze Medal at the 2017 Taekwondo National Championships held this summer in Detroit, Michigan; and
Whereas, in January 2017, Jake’s team, Miracles USA Taekwondo Team, earned a Gold Medal at the U.S. Open International Championship in Las Vegas in the Team Freestyle and Jake additionally earned the Silver in Individual Freestyle. Last spring, Jake took first place in the New Jersey State Qualifiers; and
Whereas, Jake trains under Master Suji Kang of Miracles USA Taekwondo in Parsippany where he studies the art of taekwondo enabling him to enhance self-esteem by heightening physical and mental powers. Building confidence and promoting respect, self-control and perseverance are some of the greatest benefits of this Olympic sport; and
Whereas, the recognition and celebration of Jake Evan De Guzman’s accomplishments bring our community together in honoring one of our own. He represents the outstanding tradition of excellence of our community’s student athletes and the unwavering pride and spirit that are the heart of Parsippany.
And now therefore, I, James R. Barberio, Mayor of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, sincerely thank Jake Evan De Guzman for his steadfast discipline, devotion and determination to succeed and do hereby extend congratulations on his many achievements and the pride he has brought to his family, his Master and his peers.
Dated the twelfth day September 2017.
Click here for a copy of the proclamation.