Katy ISD Graduate Receives Houston Marathon Foundation Scholarship

Houston MarathonThe Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF) announced last week that Abigail Smith of Seven Lakes High School was selected as one of two recipients of the Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship. The Katy ISD graduate and former track and cross country runner will receive a $5,000 scholarship annually for four years, totaling $20,000 in financial aid toward college tuition.
The scholarship was created in honor of Susan Poorman Blackie, co-founder of the HMF and long-time Houston Marathon Committee volunteer board member, and is designed to recognize student athletes in the Greater Houston Region who have demonstrated academic success, participated in high school cross country running, volunteered for extracurricular activities and applied to attend a college or university in the state of Texas.
Smith was a member of Seven Lakes High School’s record-setting 4x800m and 4x1600m relay teams. She was also the volunteer communications director for Achilles International – Houston Chapter, where she handled the social media channels and website for the organization. Smith will be attending Baylor University – Honors College.