Contreras Receives  Scholarship to Citadel

Pictured above are members of the Contreras family with Sean’s scholarship check from the United States Marine Corps. From left are: Marissa (sister), Michelle, Sean, Francisco, and, Marco (brother).

Sean Contreras, Herscher High School senior, was recently awarded a four-year scholarship valued at $180,000 to attend the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

  At the Citadel, he plans to study history while participating in the Marine ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps).

After graduating, Sean will have a bachelor’s degree and will enter active duty as a 2nd lieutenant. 

Sean states, “I am very grateful for the opportunity to learn and train to become an officer in the world’s greatest fighting force.” Sean is the son of Michelle and Francisco Contreras, of Limestone.