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East County Friday, May. 15, 2009 8 years ago

Two Braden River High seniors earn athletic scholarships

by: Jen Blanco Sports Editor

The Braden River High School Athletic Boosters recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to seniors Chris Garcia and Kayla Kerns.

While at Braden River, Garcia played baseball and football and was named a captain for the Pirates football team last fall. Garcia is also involved in the Student Government Association and the Senior Advisory Board, among other activities. This fall, Garcia plans to attend the University of Central Florida and major in business and sports management.

During the past four years, Kerns has been a part of the track and field and soccer teams. Kerns, a three-time varsity soccer MVP, has received numerous athletic awards, including the 2009 Soccer Leadership Award, the 2009 Most Athletic Female Award and the 2006-2007 All-State Florida Region West District 15 MVP Runner-up. Aside from athletics, Kerns is actively involved in the National Honor Society, SGA and the Youth Leadership Forum. Kerns has been accepted to Manatee Community College and the University of South Florida.

Congratulations, Chris and Kayla!

For more information on the Braden River High School Athletic Boosters’ scholarship program visit

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