The scholarship committee of the Laura Recovery Center – for missing children - proudly announces that Friendswood High School graduate, Jenny Robicheaux, is this year's recipient of the Laura Smither Scholarship. This annual $3,000 scholarship honors the memory of Laura Kate Smither.
Jenny is an active and involved young lady. She has volunteered for several organizations, including Habitat for Humanity and the Special Olympics. While in high school, she especially enjoyed scientific research at UTMB and participating in the science fair, where she placed first in the microbiology division at the Galveston Science Fair in both 2003 and 2004. She excelled in the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) program at Friendswood High School, and served as president. Jenny's interests are broad, reflected in extensive community service and her love of highland dancing (which she discovered while living in Scotland). She studies and teaches at the Amy Blake Dance Academy in Clear Lake.
Jenny, a member of the National Honor Society, excelled at Friendswood High School while taking a rigorous course of study. She plans to spend time in the Peace Corps once she has completed her studies, so that she can travel and see other parts of the world.
Jenny has been accepted to Trinity University in San Antonio, where she plans to study biochemistry in preparation for medical school. She has always wanted to be a doctor and is thinking about specializing in pediatrics or neonatal medicine.
The Laura Smither Scholarship committee wishes Jenny every success in her college years and beyond.