Christian Tsirlis, former Lakeville South High School student and 2019 high school graduate, did not have the typical Minnesotan upbringing. Thanks to his dad’s military service, his childhood was unique, full of adventure and travel to exotic lands. While many teenagers might regret moving from town to town and school to school every few years, Christian relished the opportunity to gain new experiences and learn about new cultures. He was even inspired to become something most Americans never will, an officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Christian’s father enlisted into the Marine Corps before Christian was even born. His father served in billets all across the country and overseas. Christian always maintained a positive attitude about every new place.
“Sure moving had its challenges,” said Christian. “But I was always happy to meet different people and have new experiences.”
It was during these travels that Christian began to fall in…
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