2019 Recipients L-R: Jr. Vice Commandant Bill Ward (Granddaughter) Carlie Liko, Sabrina Mead, Allen Chan-Pong, Quartermaster Jim Coleman (granddaughter) Christian Coleman, Rebecca Clark, Fred Geier
Marines present leadership awards to seniors!
The Marine Corps League Colonel Phillip C. Delong, Detachment 1267, the has been awarding leadership awards for the past twelve years. On Monday, April 15, 2019, Fred Geier, Leadership Scholarship Chairman, presented this year’s six Leadership Scholarships. This year’s award winners included four Village High School seniors and two Marine Corps League family members. The award recipients are: Allen Chan-Pong: Villages High School $1000; **Christian Coleman: Lewisburg, PA $1000; Rebecca Clark: Villages High School $1000; Sabrina Mead: Villages High School $1000; **Carlie Liko: Smyrna, TN $1000; Graylin Skates: Villages High School. These seniors all demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and reflect great credit to their families, classmates and their community.
Colonel Fred Geier stated, “The Marine Corps League is proud to offer this scholarship to The Villages High School and Marine Corps League Detachment family members. This award is different from others, it’s about leadership; and there’s one thing Marines appreciate and that’s a good leader.” “It gives our Villages Marine Corps League Detachment the opportunity to select the recipient on merits other than just scholastic average. We are looking for that “diamond in the rough” who has demonstrated his or her potential leadership qualities to become a great leader in the future.”
This year’s applicants were exceptional. These young adults will go on and represent our communities as the future leaders of our country. Including this year’s recipients, The Villages Marine Corps League has now awarded over $60,750 total to the past sixty-four award recipients.
The Marine Corps League meets every third Monday of the month at 7:00PM at Bacall Recreation Center. The Colonel Phillip C. Delong Detachment is active in several other charitable causes and is always looking for those former Marines and Corpsmen to join The Villages Marine Corps League. For additional information about the Villages MCL, contact Fred Geier at 751-2591.
**Indicates a MCL family member