Isabella Powery has produced an impressive collection of sporting accomplishments in martial arts, track and rugby over the last several years.
In 2014 she was awarded the Junior Victrix Ludorum Athletics award at St. Ignatius Catholic School. At that particular event, Isabella broke the school record for the 600 metres with a time of 2:10:07.
In 2015, she represented Cayman at the Purple Dragon World Championship in Trinidad. She achieved two gold medals and was also inducted into the 3rd Caribbean Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
In 2016, Isabella achieved the rank of black belt in the Purple Dragon karate system. She also assists in teaching at the dojo. She also received the following awards from St. Ignatius: highest attainment in physical education, inter schools tag rugby champions and PSA Athletics Year 8 girls’ champion. In the same year, in a private schools meet, Isabella won silver medals in the 100 metres, 200 metres, long jump, 4 x 100 metres, 4 x 400 metres (Year 11 while she was a Year 9 student).
At the St. Ignatius track meet, also in 2016, Isabella won gold in the 100 metres, 200 metres and the 300 metres – achieving a new school record of 47.03. The latter being her second track record. Isabella was also awarded her school’s Victrix Lodorium jointly, her second such award.
In August 2017 the West Bay resident represented the Cayman Islands in the U.S. Capitol Classics in Washington D.C., which is a major international karate tournament. Isabella won first place in the following categories: self-defence, creative weapons, creative katas and point sparring. She also placed third in synchronised weapons.
In spite of her commitment to sports, Isabella was able to maintain a 4.0 GPA, and is also an active member of her school’s Kiwanis Key Club.
With her drive and ability, Isabella has proved that that it is possible to succeed in both academics and athletics.