Riley Craig graduates from USMC summer leadership academy

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Riley Craig is congratulated by Capt. Thomas Schaffer, USMC, and Gunnery Sgt. Richard Abril, USMC, who represent the leadership of 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, SLCDA. —Courtesy Riley Craig

Riley Craig of Edgartown, a senior at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, graduated on July 22 from the U.S. Marine Corps Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy (SLCDA) at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va.  The academy is a six-day program 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. Every aspect of the experience reinforces personal character development and ethical leadership.