Natchitoches Lions Club members Tina and Wayne Ragan presented two graduating campers from the Louisiana Lions Club with this year’s Kasey Joelle Ragan Memorial Scholarships during the closing ceremony of Lions Camp. The memorial fund was created and has continued to provide the scholarships, as well as, renovations at the camp through the generosity of the so many people and businesses in the Natchitoches community.
This is Samuel Garba’s 10th and final summer at Lions Camp. He has been attending Louisiana Lions Camp since 2007. When you ask him what he loves most about camp, his response isn’t about the food or the activities or the outdoors… his response is the people. He loves coming to camp and building new friendships while reconnecting the old. This camper graduated from Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge. While in school he really loved English and Reading, but his passion was really in computers. Originally from Nigeria, he moved to the United States in his early life and now plans to attend Baton Rouge Community College for computer sciences.
“We are going to miss this camper very much,” said the Ragans. “But we know he will go on to do great things.”
Alex Carmouche graduated from Marksville High School in May with a 3.8 GPA and will be entering college this fall to pursue a degree in Psychology. He is the 14th graduating camper of the LA Lions Camp with physical disabilities to receive the Kasey Joelle Ragan Memorial Scholarship.