Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Our Master Plans . . . Thanks to Johnny :)

Johnny will be graduating with honors this July, YEAHHH!!! We are so proud of all Johnny's hard work and excellence. One thing that never fails to impress me about Johnny is that he always gives 100% to whatever goal he seeks to accomplish, graduating with honors is no exception. Johnny will receive a BS in communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Political Science. Johnny completed 58 credits last year - an average college student completes 30 credits a year, so basically Johnny did two years worth of credits in ONE year and was awarded 3 scholarships from the Communication department and 2 merit based scholarships BYU-I, that's 5 scholarships total. He was approached to be the Vice President of Communications Day and also the director for the BYU-I Film Festival Summer 2008, both events were well attended and impressive. He has recently been selected to be THE student mentor for the Communications department, along with the Business dept., the Communications dept. has the largest number of degree seeking students at BYU-I.
Our family has been so blessed this last year, we sacrificed a lot to attend BYU-I and we know that the Lord has a plan for us. I am particularly grateful for the passion and commitment that Johnny has evidenced during his collegiate attendance and I am grateful that he did not take the Lord's blessings or our family's sacrifices lightly. Johnny I am so impressed with you, you are my everything and my life.
We are excited to announce that we are in the process of selecting a Law school to attend this Fall 2009. Johnny graduates July 24th, we'll fly to Ak to visit Family for about 2 weeks, then we will fly back to Idaho, pack up our family and move to where we feel the Lord wants our family to be during Johnny's Law school attendance. We haven't heard back from all the schools yet, we should have a better idea of our choices by the end of April, beginning of May -most likely it will be one of the following;
1. University of Oregon
2. University of Idaho
3. Texas Tech
OR Utah . . . we'll see and we'll try and to keep you updated. A common question Johnny gets is what kind of Law is he interested in; he's narrowed it down to Patent Law and International Business Law. So that's the skinny on the O'Barr Family's MASTER PLANS 2009. . .

9 comments:

Heather and Josh Wickern said...

*crossing fingers* TEXAS TECH TEXAS TECH!!!

High Heels and a Sippy Cup said...

Yay for the master plan! Sounds very exciting. Big Congratulations to Johnny on all his success! I'm so happy for you both!

The Ivey Family said...

Congrats you guys!! What GREAT accomplishments! Woo Hoo! Were excited to see you around this summer! This is a great excuse to BBQ!

Melinda said...

WOW! Your DH has been busy. Good for him. I'm glad your sacrifice for BYU and a college education paid off. I'm so happy for you guys!

Andria Sommers said...

Wow, congrats on your sucsess! Hard work has paid off, that is great that Johnny did so well in school. Good luck on your future plans they sound exciting.

Traversegirl said...

It's exciting to see this part of your life coming to an end... with only one semester left for you guys, it will be great to see what is next. We wish you guys the best!

The Teerlink Family

Ryan & Amy said...

That's fantastic for you and Johnny. He was always a 100% kinda guy, even if he was being a 100% teasing cousin :) He's also always had a kind nature. I have a random memory of him carrying my handicapped little brother around on his shoulders as we explored the woods when we lived in Alaska. Good luck to you guys wherever you end up for the last leg of his schooling!

hatchspot said...

Hey! I found you while blog surfing. I am so happy for you guys, that you get to graduate. And I am glad that you got put as my visiting teacher. Sorry I kept you so long this month.

Marley Family said...

That is so awesome! We might see you in Utah, we are hopefully going back for Dallas MBA in 1 year.