The Orange County chapter of the University of Texas at Austin Texas Exes is proud to announce their scholarship winners for 2013. Orange County Texas Exes has given over $75,000 in scholarships to local high school students over the last twenty five years.

Jordan Smith attends Bridge City High School and is Valedictorian of her class. Jordan is the winner of the Judge Pat Clark Endowed Scholarship for Community Service which is given to the student the selection committee feels most embodies Judge Clark’s legacy of serving others. She is also the recipient of the June and Jesse B. Gunstream Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence which is given to the student the selection committee feels will exemplify scholarship and leadership on the UT campus. Jordan will major in English in the College of Liberal Arts. She is secretary of the National Honor Society and captain of the literary criticism team. Jordan is a three-time UIL Literary Criticism Individual State Champion, a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Ambassador and was named September Student of the Month. Jordan’s scholarships total $1250.

Sean Laughlin

Sean Laughlin

Sean Laughlin is from Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, and ranks fifth in his class of 263. Sean is the recipient of the Wynne Hunt Memorial Endowed Scholarship which is given to the student the selection committee feels will carry the Longhorn spirit well past their years on the UT campus. He plans to major in Chemical Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT. Sean serves as the captain of the UIL Science Team, and is a member of the UIL math team. He has advanced to regionals in both UIL science and general math and was named the top ranking co-enrolled chemistry student at LCM. Sean’s scholarships total $750.

Jordan Smith