Zamboangueña hurdles Bar examination in US PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 November 2011 17:00

A Zamboangueña — scion of a prominent family in this city — hurdled the Bar exam given in the United States last July.

The successful examinee and now a lawyer in the US is Rea Katrina Ferandez, who  was born in Zamboanga City to Nicolas O. Fernandez Jr., a retired PAF Captain  and Rosa Ditas Jacinto Ferandez, a nurse.

Rea Katrina’s grandparents are Aniano S. Jacinto (deceased) and Remedios “Meding” Jacinto.

She started her kindergarten in Tanglaw (Tetuan) and Grade 1 in St. Joseph.

Rea moved to Brownsville, Texas when she was seven years old with her father, while her mother Ditas worked as a nurse. She graduated elementary at Perez Elementary School, second honor, and moved to Vela middle school and finished there with second honor.

She went to Hanna High School where graduated Valedictorian with a grade of 4.5 GPA from a class of 500 students. She received an all paid scholarship and was accepted into the Liberal Arts Honor Program at the University of Texas in Austin. She is a member of Phi Betta Kappa. She graduated with high honors.

After her graduation in the University of Texas, Rea was accepted in Columbia University, New York, where she took Law and graduated and passed the bar exam recently.