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Mei-Ella Vickers, a fifth grader a Lawn Avenue School, was presented with a black belt in Matsubayahsi-ryu, a defensive form of martial arts, on Sunday, Nov. 14. Vickers has been training for more than three years at Oceanside Martial Arts in Exeter and plans to continue her training. She is a member of the Oceanside Demonstration Team and was named the academy’s student of the year in 2009. 007p1.jpg