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Zhang Named Semper Fi All-American

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High school senior and Olivia Zhang was recently named a Semper Fidelis All-American for 2020. She was recognized with an award presentation at the high school on Nov. 20, attended by Staff Sgt. Christopher Rivera, a Semper Fidelis program representative, as well as district administrators and Zhang’s adviser and Semper Fidelis mentor Lisa Rapiejko.

Zhang was one of less than 100 student-athletes nationwide chosen from 5,600 applicants by the U.S. Marine Corps as an All-American based on exceptional moral character and academic performance in addition to noteworthy athletic abilities. In a typical year, Semper Fidelis All-Americans and a mentor of their choice would have been honored this past summer at the Battles Won Academy experience in Washington, DC, but the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Serving as Student Council President, Zhang is also a member of her school’s Math Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Interact Club, Academic Team and tennis and track teams. She also holds the rank of petty officer second class in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and was chosen to be a facilitator for the Rotary Club’s Youth Leadership program.


Friday, February 26, 2021