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McCracken Student Chosen for U.S. Marine Corps Battles Won Academy
 
The U.S. Marine Corps has named MCHS junior Ashton Rudy a 2019 Semper Fidelis All-American, a title which also earns her an all-expenses paid trip to the Marines’ four-day Battles Won Academy in Washington, D.C. this July.

The Semper Fidelis All-American Program recognizes high school students who face life’s battles with the conviction and determination to succeed. Rudy is one of only 96 high school juniors chosen for this year’s Academy. 

At the Academy, Rudy and her fellow All-Americans will participate in daily workouts, an immersive Marine Corps experience on base in Quantico, a community service event, team building outings, and a tour of the nation’s Capital. Each All-American is also encouraged to invite a mentor of their choosing to accompany them on their trip; Rudy chose MCHS teacher Katie Granstaff as her mentor. 

As a Semper Fidelis All-American, Rudy will be eligible for select scholarship opportunities only available to program participants. She is the daughter of Matt and Heather Rudy.