Lauren, our second grantee from Arkansas, was attending Arkansas State University in Jonesboro at last report. She is a graduate of Southside High School in Batesville, AR, and has two siblings who have a significant hearing loss as well. She likewise comes highly recommended by her teachers and others with whom she has worked.
Lauren was involved in multiple school activities, including Spanish Club and Future Business Leaders of America. She competed in the state district competition in accounting, won her school's accounting award, and is an Arkansas Scholar. In fact, she did so well in school that she graduated a year early with honors. And all this was done despite her having to deal with her family's significant financial hardships.
Lauren is considering law as a career among other options. We are sure she will do well in whatever field she chooses and we look forward to following her career.