Jones and Preston Schroeder, junior cadets in the Granbury Marine Corps JROTC
program, have been selected to attend the Summer Leadership and Character
Development Academy to be held on July 16-22, 2017, in the Washington D.C.
Jones and Schroeder were two of only 150 high school students selected from
hundreds of applicants from across the country, according to Senior Marine
Instructor Lt. Col. Scott Casey.
The SLCDA is a week-long
program that provides top-performing high school students an opportunity to
receive leadership training, character development, lessons on ethics, and
college admissions guidance from experienced Marine officers. The program, which also includes a community
service component, will primarily be held in Quantico, Virginia.
Key components of the program
are team building, leadership and ethics case studies and activities, and daily
physical fitness classes. Participants
will hear from distinguished speakers and also tour sites in the nation’s
The Comanche Peak Detachment
1297 of the Marine Corps League is providing scholarships to cover the cost of
transportation and other expenses.
Selected as alternates for
program are cadets Cody Reynolds and Isaiah Snodgrass.