Deonna Grove proudly holding the William W Hillgaertner Honor Graduate Award, March 23.

Deonna Grove from Ridgefield High School was awarded the title of Honor Graduate by the Lewis & Clark Young Marines after placing first out of 48 overall students in its recruiting class that graduated on Saturday, March 23.

Groves was awarded the William W Hillgaertner Honor Graduate Award and was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class.

“When they called my name, saying I was this year’s Recruit Honor Grad, that was probably one of the biggest moments of my life,” Groves said in a news release. “I am so glad I decided to join the Lewis & Clark Young Marines. They have helped me become a more confident and better person.” 

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DJ Crawford

Well done Young Marine!

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