Mission accomplished

Maricela Rodriguez/Valley Morning Star

Three hundred seventy-five young men from around the world who took part in the Marine Military Academy Summer Camp program marched in the graduation parade held on the parade grounds yesterday.

After the parade, they received their certificate of completion in a ceremony held in front of the MMA barracks as hundreds of family members were in attendance to watch the participants, whose ages range from 12 to 18 years, graduate and head back home together.

The camp, which lasted 28 days, is packed full of highly physical activities and sporting events which are aimed at improving fitness, self-confidence self-discipline, character and leadership skills.