Sanibel Captiva Lions Club Awards Two Francis Bailey Scholarships

Sanibel Captiva Lions, back row from left: Bill Sartoris, Jim Graham, David Stigler, and Bill Sadd. Front row from left Francis Bailey Lions Scholarship winner Andrea Berrain, Lions President Debi Almeida, and scholarship winner Lauren Lockard.

Sanibel Captiva Lions, back row from left: Bill Sartoris, Jim Graham, David Stigler, and Bill Sadd.
Front row from left Francis Bailey Lions Scholarship winner Andrea Berrain, Lions President Debi Almeida, and Francis Bailey Scholarship winner Lauren Lockard.

By Shannen Hayes

Special to the Sanibel Captiva Lions website.

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club awarded its Francis Bailey scholarship to Andrea Berrian and Lauren Lockard.

“Andrea and Lauren are young islanders with bright futures ahead of them, and we, the Lions Club, are honored to help them succeed, ” said Lion Bill Sadd, a longtime member of the scholarship committee.

Berrian, a sophomore at the University of Florida, is double majoring in international studies (Europe) and anthropology. She is focusing on migration studies, (particularly pertinent in Europe), and shifts in morphology through the evolution of the genus Homo, some of which have occurred directly as a result of migration.

“The Lions Club Scholarship has provided me with amazing opportunities that would be otherwise inaccessible to ┬áme, ” said Berrian. “With going to college in the first place ┬ábeing the most incredible, as well as having the ability to study sustainability politics in Europe this past summer. I am extremely grateful to the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club, and am forever thankful to be a recipient of the scholarship. ”

Lockard is a freshman at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. where she is majoring in biology and plays on the women’s lacrosse team. After her four years at Saint Anselm, she will attend physician’s assistant school for two additional years. Lockard wants to be a P.A. in the Boston, Mass. area.

“The Lions Club scholarship means a lot to me, “Lockard said. “It shows me that people in my community care about my future and hope to see me excel. This scholarship furthers my drive to succeed on the athletic field and in the classroom. I am very grateful for this scholarship.”

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club has been awarding the Francis Bailey scholarship to eligible youth since 1992.

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