The United States Marine Corps announced that Adam Paris of Rogers High School was selected for and attended the 2019 Semper Fidelis All-American Program Battles Won Academy in the District of Columbia.

Paris was selected not only for his athletic performance but for outstanding character, academic excellence and community leadership that reflects Marine Corps’ values of honor, courage and commitment.


Adam Paris

Paris and his mentor, Dustin Sluzewicz, joined other outstanding leaders in Washington, D.C., for the event. The Battles Won Academy brings together approximately 100 of the country’s top student-leaders for a week. The program provides Marines with opportunities to engage the student leaders and share leadership lessons.

Students experienced 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, also included a community service event during which participants built and presented 20 bikes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.

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