Adriana Wright accepts spot in Semper Fidelis All-American Program alongside Staff Sgt. Kenneth Sorrell and mentor Lauren Buchanan.
Northview High School student Adriana Wright has been selected to attend the Semper Fidelis All-American Program, Battles Won Academy, this summer. She is the second student to win the scholarship in Northview’s history, and is among fewer than 100 people in the nation to be chosen for this summer’s program.
The U.S. Marine Corps hosts the immersive experience in Washington, D.C., where students learn how to be a leader in their communities as well as in the military.
All expenses are paid, but the camp is far from a vacation. The program features intense daily workouts, a community service event, team-building opportunities, and outings like scavenger hunts, as well as a tour of the nation’s capital.
The four-day academy showcases keynote speakers from various industries, and provides an exclusive opportunity to network with them.
Applying for the program starts with a nomination, after meeting the minimum requirements. To be nominated, the student must be a junior in high school, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, be active in community service, play a competitive team sport, and hold a student or community leadership position.
In addition to learning how to be a leader of others, the camp teaches the importance of having a support system.
To do so, winners of the scholarship, are asked to invite a mentor from their school, sports team, or a community organization who will guide them through the intense camp and be asked to step out of their comfort zones themselves.
Winner Adriana Wright is a soccer player at Northview, and was nominated by her chosen mentor Lauren Buchanan, who is a counselor at the school.
Article by Kayla Rutledge from the Dothan Eagle, June 11, 2018.