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    Southern Regional High School Senior Recognized for Attending Prestigious Summer Academy

    Southern Regional High School Senior Recognized for Attending Prestigious Summer Academy

    Photo By 2nd Lt. Kate Trematerra | Erika Barbera, right, a high school senior from Southern Regional High School and 2019...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. Kate Trematerra 

    1st Marine Corps District

    QUANTICO, Virginia – The United States Marine Corps is pleased to recognize Erika Barbera of Southern Regional High School in Highland Park for and attending the 2019 Semper Fidelis All-American Program Battles Won Academy, July 11-15, in the District of Columbia. Barbera was selected not only for her athletic performance but for outstanding character, academic excellence, and community leadership that reflects the Marine Corps’ values of honor, courage, and commitment. Barbera was presented a congratulatory certificate at Southern Regional High School on October 3, 2019 at 9:45 AM.

    The Battles Won Academy brings together approximately 100 of the country’s top student-leaders for a week in the nation’s capital. The program provides Marines with several opportunities to purposefully engage the student leaders and share leadership lessons that will enhance their future success.
    During the academy, students experience leadership lessons at the Marine Corps Officer Candidates School, team building events, community service and a history-themed scavenger hunt on the National Mall. This year, one of the most engaging and rewarding opportunities was a community service event during which participants built and presented 20 brand-new bikes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.
    The Battles Won Academy taps into the irreducible essence of the Marine Corps, which is the fighting spirit of the Marine. The essence of the Marines individually and collectively is the willingness to engage and the determination to defeat an opposing force – whether personal or on behalf of our nation and its communities.
    Media interested in attending the recognition ceremony may use the contact information at the top of this release.
    For imagery and video from the academy, visit
    For more information about the academy, visit
    For more information about becoming a Marine, visit



    Date Taken: 10.03.2019
    Date Posted: 10.15.2019 18:15
    Story ID: 345775
    Location: MANAHAWKIN, NJ, US 
    Hometown: MANAHAWKIN, NJ, US

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