Barth graduates from Annapolis

U.S. Marine Corps Second Lieutenant Zebulon E Barth, son of Hank and Mary Chris Barth, Slapout, and a grandson of Shirley Swinburne of Boise City, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD on May 25, 2007 and was commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Zebulon successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical, and professional training, resulting in a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in History and a minor in Japanese language, with honors.  As a graduate of the Naval Academy, Zeb completed a four-year, total immersion program where a strong, balanced academic program, focused on the educational needs of the Navy and Marine Corps, is superimposed on a strict, professional military training environment emphasizing the development of leadership skills.

Following graduation, Zeb has been assigned to Japan where he will continue studies for Japanese language, and then will proceed to Quantico, VA where he will begin his Marine Corps Training.Upon the completion of his training he will report to Pensacola, FL to begin flight training.

Considered one of the top institutions in the country, the U.S. Naval Academy was founded in 1845.  The Academy has graduated more than 60,000 men and women.  Its graduates have included 4,000 Admirals and Generals, one President, 200 members of Congress, three Governors, 73 Medal of Honor winners, one Nobel Prize winner, and 40 Astronauts.

The Naval Academy has more than 4,000 students who comprise the Brigade of Midshipmen and who come from every state in the union.

Second Lt. Barth is a 2003 graduate of Follett High, Follett, Texas.In recognition of Zebís graduation, the family will host a barbecue upon his return from Japan.It will be held at the Barth Ranch, 6 miles east & 5 south of Slapout, June 23rd at 7 p.m.Family and Friends are invited to attend.