Jan Patterson Scholarship Fund
      At the Executive Board meeting held Wednesday, February 11, 2015 it was unanimously approved that the Annual Scholarship awarded to Senior members of the Lake Highlands High School Young Republicans Club be renamed and designated as the Jan Patterson Memorial Scholarship.

      It is indeed an honor to have had Jan Patterson as a founding member and past president of Lake Highlands Republican Women and her legacy will endure through the many lives that she touched.

      If you wish to make a contribution, Make checks payable to Lake Highlands Republican Women (or LHRW).  On memo line please designate Jan Patterson Scholarship.  Mail to:  LHRW, c/o Rebecca Pratt, Treasurer, 9848 Robin Hill Lane, Dallas, TX  75238
Jessica Hamm is a 2018 LHHS graduate who was ranked in the top 10% of her class of 538.  She grew up in LH and was in the Highlandettes for three (3) years.  She has been quite involved and active in her church. Just one year ago, Jessica's father suffered an unexpected heart attack which took his life at age 48. Despite her loss, with the support of her family, she maintains a positive attitude. Jessica is a sophomore at TAMU, performing well in school, and is majoring in psychology. She is determined to complete the education required for certification and licensing as a counselor. 

Maybelin Benitez, is a 2017 LHHS graduate. She attended Richland College where she applied for and received several scholarships. She graduated Cum Laude in two years. Currently she is continuing her education at UTD to obtain her degree and teaching certificate.She works every day after school at two RISD elementary schools with their after school programs to earn the money she needs to pay for schooling. She is the first in her family to graduate from HS and first to attend college.

Emily is a bright student, recognized by the National Honor Society every year. She has strong Christian, conservative, Pro-Life values. Unlike many young people she understands socialism is a bad system of government. 
Emily played volleyball for 4 years, serving as captain 2 of those years. Senior year opting to work toward college expenses, she is in the Work Co-Op program, at White Rock Elem with the Explorers Program.
She came to the LH Independence Day Parade, to help me pass out campaign materials. She worked with me on election day, quickly learning all stations. And I'm happy to say, having registered in time to be eligible to vote as soon as she turned 18,she cast her first vote on that day.
Currently a senior at Lake Highlands High School, she will graduate in May and attend Texas A&M in the fall.