Originally published Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 05:47p.m.

The winner of the Prescott Valley 2018 Create-A-Tree People’s Choice award goes to Shin Pu Ren Karate. This year’s event included 36 trees with 982 votes cast of which 131 went to Shin Pu Ren Karate. This is the second time the school has participated.

The tree included photos taken of students during classes and some pieces of equipment. The organization painted the structure – a ladder – in the belt ranks system the school uses and tied on corresponding belts. From the bottom rung moving upward are trophies won at local events, state, regionals, nationals, and Grand Internationals. At the top is one of the school’s five Hall of Fame trophies.