Reading recognized for fighting spirit

Kimberly Rubio

Assistant editor

Knippa High School junior Tressa Reading has been selected to attend a four-day Battles Won Academy in Washington, D.C. this summer as part of the Marine Corps Semper Fidelis-All American Program, which aims to celebrate students who embody the same fighting spirit as Marines.

The program recognizes students who take on academic challenges while also working to better their community and excel in athletics and other extracurricular activities.

Reading, the daughter of Mandi and Dr. Jared Reading of Uvalde, was nominated by her powerlifting coach, Josh King. Following a standard application process, Reading was chosen as one of 95 juniors around the nation to attend.

Those selected had to be a junior in high school, have a 3.5 or higher GPA, be active in community service, play a competitive team sport and hold a student or community leadership position.


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