WJBF Scholar Athlete: Augusta Christian’s Larry Sullivan II

Scholar Athlete Award

 Larry Sullivan II is one of the top all-around student-athletes at Augusta Christian.

He’s ranked in the top ten in his class academically, and he’s a three-sport star.

Sullivan plays football during the fall and runs track & field during the spring, but his best sport is wrestling. He won a state championship as a sophomore and finished runner-up last year. He has his sights set on another state title run this season, and he said his motivation for success in all aspects of his life comes from his mother.

“It’s just me, my three brothers [and her], and she takes care of all of us,” Sullivan II said. “Seeing how hard she works for us, it means a lot. I know she’s trying and she cares. It pushes me because if she’s out here working her hardest, I can too.”

“He has a loving spirit,” Larry’s mother, Berish Strother, said. “He loves people. He prays. His compassion for other people is what I’m most proud of.”

Sullivan hasn’t solidified any college plans, but as of now he’s looking at Kennesaw State University, and he’s interested in studying law.

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