ELHS student to attend Marine Corps Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy
Grant Athey, a junior at East Lincoln High School, was one of 150 high school students selected nationwide to attend the USMC 2014 Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy (SLCDA) at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va. from July 20-26.
The office of the Commandant of the Marine Corps and Marine Corps Recruiting Command created the SLCDA in order to train and develop the young leaders of tomorrow. The academy is designed to prepare rising high school juniors and seniors for college by introducing them to Marine Corps leadership skills, ethics, character development, teamwork and camaraderie.
The academy is a one-week course involving a broad curriculum including ethics training, a study of leadership traits and principles, simulated combat ethics training and physical fitness.
Athey will be pursuing a Marine option NROTC Scholarship or selection to a NROTC Unit through the NROTC College Program at a major university. Athey’s goal is to be commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.