ADAMS TWP — Mars senior Shane Lisman recently spent five days participating in an immersive Marine Corps experience in Washington, D.C.
Shane, 17, is the son of Charles and Terri Shane of Mars. He joined about 180 other participants from July 12 to 16 in daily workouts, a trip to the military base in Quantico, Va., community service events, team-building outings; a tour of the nation's capital including American University, the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the National Mall, other historical landmarks, and took part in networking opportunities with speakers from various backgrounds and industries.
This all came after Shane was awarded the U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis All-American Award in April. He was nominated by his high school soccer coach. The award recognizes high school students who have conquered a difficulty in their lives while achieving academically, bettering their communities and excelling in extracurricular activities.
Shane said he was “very humbled and honored” to receive the award, but that he was also a little bit shocked.
About 6,000 people were nominated for the award this year, and one boy and one girl were chosen from almost every state.
“It's motivating,” Shane said. “It matured me because (for) the whole event, I was surrounded by others who have overcome and achieved great things around the nation.”
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