Two locals graduate from Young Marines, Cross Road Unit

HERALD photo/Jordan Parr Shown above are the first ever Young Marine graduates of the Cross Roads Unit, Young Marine Sergeants Raven Holguin and Ty Clark.
Jordan Parr
Sports Editor

The Young Marines strengthens the lives of America's youth by teaching the importance of self-confidence, academic achievement, honoring our veterans, good citizenship, community service and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines also promotes the mental, moral and physical development of it's members, and focuses on character building and leadership, and promotes a lifestyle that is conducive to being productive members of society.
The Young Marines is the officially recognized youth organization of the United States Marine Corps to the Defense Department's Drug Demand Reduction effort, and is open to all youth ages eight through completion of high school. The only membership requirement is that the youth MUST be in good standing at school.
The Cross Roads Unit of Young Marines here in Big Spring, run by Mr. and Mrs. Rodman, is a two time Unit of the year award winner and graduated their first two Young Marines on Monday night. Young Marine Sergeants, Raven Holguin and Ty Clark, became the first two Young Marines to graduate from the Cross Roads Unit.

For the full story, please see Wednesday's edition of the Herald.