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Recruiting Station Baton Rouge and Recruiting Station Fort Lauderdale travel to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island for the first Educators Workshop of 2022

Members of the education system and media outlets from Louisiana and Florida attended an Educators Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina, January 11 – 14. The workshop provided the attendees with an in-depth experience of what life is like for a Marine Corps recruit. “The Educators Workshop has been tremendously helpful by giving us a first-hand view to assist our students with questions,” said Gary Blood, the principal at Port Barre High School in Port Barre, Louisiana, with 20 years of experience in the education system…
Emily Pettaway, the dean of academics for St. Louis Catholic High School of Lake Charles, Louisiana, takes a video of Kayla Jackson, an Algebra I teacher at Ponchatoula High School of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, firing an M16A4 service rifle during an Educators Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Jan. 12, 2022. Marine Corps Recruiting Command provides educators workshops as an opportunity for teachers, principals, counselors, coaches and media to experience the basic training process first-hand. The workshops are one of many ways for the attendees to learn about the multitude of opportunities the Marine Corps can provide to young men and women within their communities.

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Author: Sgt. Danielle Prentice

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