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    Covington High School Senior Recognized for Attending Prestigious Summer Academy

    Covington High School Senior Recognized for Attending Prestigious Summer Academy

    Photo By Sgt. Shellie Hall | Analiese Donovan, a high school senior from Covington High School, poses with her...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. Shellie Hall 

    6th Marine Corps District

    BATON ROUGE, La. – The United States Marine Corps is pleased to recognize Analiese Donovan of Covington High School in Covington, Louisiana, for attending the 2019 Semper Fidelis All-American Program Battles Won Academy, July 11-15, in Washington, D.C. Donovan 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. Donovan was presented a congratulatory certificate at Covington High School, Oct. 18.

    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: 10.18.2019
    Date Posted: 10.31.2019 15:53
    Story ID: 349739
    Location: BATON ROUGE, LA, US 

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