Meet Lauren A. Robertson

Lauren A. Robertson

Lauren A. Robertson

By Joan Frances –

Stephen F. Austin High School in Fort Bend Independent School District continues to improve the way they educate students. With one of the best faculty and administration in the district, seniors graduate fully prepared to take the next step in life. One senior who has wisdom and promise for a great future is Lauren Robertson.

During her high school career, Lauren has achieved academic success with several awards and honors. She recently received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for recognition and appreciation for her community service with a certificate and letter signed by President Obama. Lauren was also granted the Advanced Placement Scholar Award and is a member of the National English Honor Society, National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars.

In addition, Lauren was a Posse nominee. The Posse program has sent hundreds of students to top colleges and universities throughout the United States. Lauren was nominated for a scholarship and successfully made it to the second round in the interview process.

300-laurenWhen asked what value she lives by, Lauren said, “Integrity is very important in the way I live my life and interact with others. It’s important to be honest, open-minded, fair and respectful of others.”

Lauren is very accomplished at playing the viola in the orchestra and has been a member since her freshman year. As a sophomore and junior, she achieved top scores in the University Interscholastic League Solo, Ensemble and Sight-Reading competition. She is also a dancer and choreographer and has been president of the Enigma Hip Hop Performance Team since her junior year. She was awarded the Die Hard Dancer Scholarship as a freshman and sophomore, placing first out of hundreds of participants.

One thing Lauren treasures most about her high school is its diversity. “It’s a rainbow of cultures, experiences and passions,” Lauren said. “One of my proudest moments was being nominated for the prestigious Posse Scholarship. Also, I am very passionate about dance. We have one of the hippest and most diverse dance clubs at the school. I’m proud to be the president of the Enigma Hip Hop dance club whose mission is to promote inclusiveness and school spirit.”

Lauren makes a difference in the lives of younger students through the Peer Assistance and Leadership (PAL) program. “I treasure my participation as a PAL member. Going to the elementary school serving as a mentor to students and working with the Life Skills students has been one of the biggest highlights of my school experience.”

Over the summer, Lauren attended the National Teen Leadership Program (NTLP) camp in Sacramento, California, where she learned about the importance and responsibilities of being an effective leader. “I learned that a legacy is not something you leave when you die but every time you walk out of a room. I discovered that in order to be a fulfilled leader, you have to first eliminate any negative energy or people in your life. I also realized not to be afraid to be authentic. Also, you have to take care of yourself. You have to find ways to recharge your battery when you live an active life.”

Lauren is considering several schools in the state, including Texas A&M University. She plans to major in Biochemistry and earn a Master of Business Administration with an advanced professional degree in Pharmacy. She wants to someday own a business and be a pillar in the community. Congratulations on all of your hard work, leadership skills and commitments Lauren, and good luck as you benefit the world with your sagacity.