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    Union Christian Academy Student Recognized for Attending Prestigious Summer Academy

    Union Christian Academy Senior Recognized for Attending Prestigious Summer Academy

    Photo By Sgt. Shellie Hall | Kris Evans, a high school senior from Union Christian Academy and 2019 Semper Fidelis...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. Shellie Hall 

    6th Marine Corps District

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – The United States Marine Corps is pleased to recognize Kris Evans of Union Christian Academy, in Farmerville, Louisiana, for attending the 2019 Semper Fidelis All-American Program Battles Won Academy, July 11-15, in Washington, D.C. Evans was selected not only for his athletic performance but for outstanding character, academic excellence, and community leadership that reflects the Marine Corps’ values of honor, courage, and commitment. Evans was presented a congratulatory certificate at the UCA Sports Complex in Farmerville on Oct. 11.

    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 Officer Candidates School, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia; 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.

    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: 10.11.2019
    Date Posted: 10.31.2019 16:03
    Story ID: 349732
    Location: FARMERVILLE, LA, US 

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