Claire Wang, Class of 2014
Distinguished Leadership award, U.S. Army Sapper School

Claire received the Distinguished Leadership Award when she completed the intense training program to become a combat engineer. “The Sapper Leader Course is a 28-day, joint-service course designed to create ‘elite’ combat engineers in all aspects of mobility, counter mobility, and survivability” ( In a message to Mr. Kip Petzrick Claire says, “Sapper graduation was one of the best days of my life (after my West Point graduation). I was also honored with the Distinguished Leadership award for my Sapper class, and I hope you realize the impact you and Trinity had on me to reach that point.” She is currently serving as a platoon leader of a Sapper platoon.


About Trinity Christian School

Pursuing Excellence for Mind and Heart

K-12 Independent Christian School in Northern Virginia

Located just over 20 miles southwest from Washington, D.C., 10 miles south of Route 66 in Fairfax, and 10 miles west of the Capital Beltway

Educating students to the glory of God by pursuing excellence for mind and heart since 1987



A 2019 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence