For Immediate Release May 6, 2007
Contact : Gay Smither
LRC Scholarship Committee
2007 Laura Smither Scholarship Awarded
The Laura Recovery Center - for missing children - proudly announces that Friendswood resident Ms. Veronica Arnold is this year's recipient of the Laura Smither Scholarship. This annual $3,000 scholarship honors the memory of Laura Kate Smither.
Veronica Arnold is an outstanding scholar, and has been home schooled her entire academic career. She has excelled in several college courses at San Jacinto Community College, has been recognized as a “Who's Who of American High School Students” and is an All American Scholar for 2006. She has been accepted at Texas A & M University in Galveston, where she will pursue her life long interest in medicine. Her medical interests include physical therapy, sports medicine and kinesiology.
Veronica has volunteered for several local organizations, including the Foundation for Life, Fullness of Truth Catholic Ministries and the Laura Recovery Center. In addition, she was president of Bay Area Catholic Homeschool Teens and yearbook photographer for the Home Education Partnership. Her interests include dancing (ranging from ball room to salsa!), piano, singing and learning languages.
The Laura Recovery Center wishes Veronica every success in her college years and beyond.
The Laura Smither Scholarship is a merit based scholarship open to all the children of Friendswood. Application forms can be found at the high schools in Friendswood, the Laura Recovery Center and at www.LRCF.org.
Tax exempt donations to the Laura Smither Scholarship Endowment Fund will be gratefully received at Wells Fargo Bank in Friendswood or by check mailed to the Laura Recovery Center at 906 Anna Lane, Friendswood, Texas 77546 designating the Laura Smither Scholarship.
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