During the Texas State Taekwondo Championship in Grapevine, four students from Perin’s Taekwondo Center in Melissa qualified to compete in the 2013 USA Taekwondo Association’s National Championship in Chicago, Ill., during the first week of July.

Of the four, one is from Anna, two are from Westminster and another is from Trenton.

Catie Chavez is a life-long resident of Anna and goes to Rattan Elementary school. She won state in her division and will be one of the competitors at the national competition.

In order to go, the group is raising money for the trip.

"Our goal is to raise enough funds for our tournament team students to compete in the National Championship Tournament," Sabumnum Mike Perin said. "Every dollar raised will be used to help our team with registration fees, travel, food and lodging expenses during the trip."

Upcoming fundraising events include: a sidewalk sale at Perin’s Taekwondo Center in Melissa Crossing Shopping Center at 2212 Sam Rayburn Hwy in Melissa on Saturday, June 1; a car wash at the Anna Sonic on Saturday, June 8; Thursday evening sales from 5 – 8 p.m. at Dickey’s BBQ every Thursday in June; selling Sonic discount cards at various locations and from Perin’s Taekwondo students. Interested parties can quickly and easily donate online via PayPal at www.ptctexas.com.