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Barker, Sulaica awarded Three Rivers Lions Club Scholarships
by Judy Weber
Jun 17, 2010 | 704 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Three Rivers Lions Club held their annual awards banquet on June 8 and awarded Kelley Barker and Jonathan Sulaica Leadership Scholarships.

Kelley Barker, the daughter of Lee Ann Dye-Barker and Tommy Barker, plans to attend Texas A&M in Kingsville and wants to become a pharmacist. Her degree will be a PharmD, or Doctorate in Pharmacy. She was an honor graduate and a 3-year member of National Honor Society as well as a very outstanding athlete.

She participated in varsity basket ball for four years, varsity softball for four years, varsity track for 3 years, varsity volleyball for three years, and varsity cross-country track for one year. She is also an active member of FCCLA and secretary of the Three Rivers Chapter of FFA. She has received many, many all-district honors in each of these sports and also consistently made the all-district academic teams.

She has been an active member of our high school chapter of National Honor Society and an active member of the Fellows hip of Christian Athletes.

Kelly is also active in the First United Methodist Church in Three Rivers. Kelly raises cattle and recently won Grand Champion in the Exotic Division at the County Fair. She rides horses and works cattle on family land.

Jonathan Sulaica, the son of Norm and Laura Sulaica, also plans to attend Texas A&M University in Kingsville. He plans to major in Geology and hopefully continue his education until he receives a Ph.D. in this field. Eventually, he hopes to work for NASA.

Jonathan graduated second in his class and received the Principal’s Award for four years. He was active in band, winning many honors there.

He played football for two years and basketball for four years, serving as co-captain for one year. He has also played tennis and baseball, qualifying for regional in tennis. He ran track for four years, also and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

He led our UIL Academic Team to four straight district titles; he competed in number sense, mathematics, social studies, and computer science and was a regional qualifier in all four of these events.

He was an officer in our chapter of National Honor Society, was an officer in the UIL Academic Club, was a band officer, and was a class officer. He was elected as Band Beau and also FCCLA Beau.

Jonathan is active in the Youth Group at My Savior Lutheran Church, serving as president for two years and treasurer for two years. He loves music. As well as winning many awards in the school band program, he was a member of an area jazz band and sang in the church choir for four years. This young man does it all and does it well.

Following recognition of Barker and Sulaica, Don Kasper was recognized as the 2010 Outstanding Lion of the Year.

Lynda Richter and Lynda Gregory were recognized as the 2010 Outstanding Citizens of the Year.

Guest speaker for the banquet was Darin Griffiths. He is a Marriage and Family Counselor with the South Texas Children’s Home.
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