M-W junior named 2017 Semper Fidelis All-American

on May 9, 2017
Diving team member Kristin Lubeskie.

Kristin Lubeskie served as captain of the Monroe-Woodbury dive team.

Monroe-Woodbury High School junior Kristin Lubeskie has been selected to join an elite group of students from as a Semper Fidelis All-American. One hundred high school juniors from across the country are chosen for this honor.

According to the United States Marine Corps website, the Semper Fidelis All-American Program recognizes high school students who face life’s battles with the conviction and determination to succeed. These students embody the same fighting spirit that Marines stand for by taking on the challenges of succeeding academically while bettering their communities and excelling in athletics and extracurricular activities. They have turned obstacles into victories through drive and passion and will be recognized for their achievements at the exclusive Battles Won Academy.

“Words can’t even describe how honored I am to have been chosen for the Semper Fidelis All-American Program. I am so excited to participate in this once in a lifetime experience,” said Lubeskie.

Selected Semper Fidelis All-Americans will receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend the Battles Won Academy, held in Washington D.C. July 13 – 17, 2017. There they will participate in an immersive Marine Corps experience, team building outings and sporting events and behind-the-scenes tours of our Nation’s Capital. Semper Fidelis-All American will make students eligible for select scholarship opportunities only available to program participants.

Junior Kristin Lubeskie races at competition.

M-W junior Kristin Lubeskie competes at a track competition. Photos provided by William Dimmit.

Applicants are required to:

Be a Junior in High School
Have a 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
Be active in community service
Play a competitive team sport
Hold a student or community leadership position

Kristin has maintained a 3.7 GPA during her high school career. She has participated in varsity sports all four years. During the fall, Kristin was captain of the dive team, and in the winter and spring, she competes on the track team, where she excels in the pole vault and sprints. Kristin is also one of the Safe School Ambassadors and is a member of the Athletic Club. This past year, Kristin spent the entire summer volunteering at Good Samaritan Hospital in the physical therapy unit.

“When I first heard about this program, I thought what a great opportunity it would be for one of our students. When I started asking coaches if they knew a junior who met all the requirements, Kristin was mentioned by several times. After meeting with her, I understood why.  She is an outstanding young woman with a personality to match. She has an unbelievably positive outlook on life, which always comes through when speaking with her. I knew she would be an excellent representative of Monroe-Woodbury High School,” said M-W High School Assistant Principal Alan Faldermeyer.


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