Congratulations to Longview High senior Audrey Smith for being selected as The Longview Voice Scholarship winner for 2021! 

Audrey Smith earns 'Voice' Scholarship

Mon Apr 26, 2021

Congratulations to Longview High senior Audrey Smith for being selected as The Longview Voice Scholarship winner for 2021! 


Audrey is the daughter of Jeb and Stefani Smith of Longview. In addition to her role as Editor-In-Chief of The Long-View (the campus newspaper of Longview High), Audrey participates in LHS Student Council (Vice President), UIL Debate, and is a Lieutenant for the award-winning Longview Viewettes.  

Selected for her contributions to the Voice as well as her superlative level of achievement both inside and outside the classroom, Audrey will receive a $1,000 scholarship to college, and is one of the hundreds of LHS seniors earning scholarships in the Class of 2021. 

"This Lobo senior did an excellent job of writing about an issue that was important to her, that is the potentially harmful effects of caffeine on health and well-being. Her skill as a student journalist, as well as her many other accomplishments as a Lobo, make her deserving of this scholarship," said Mr. Dustin Taylor, Communications Specialist and managing editor of The Longview Voice. "Now in our sixth year of this program, the district has given almost $20,000 in scholarships to Lobo graduates." 

The Longview Voice is a district-wide newspaper that covers student, staff, and local community news. The paper is produced by the LISD Community Relations department in partnership with Texarkana-based American Classifieds (formerly the Thrifty Nickel), as well as campus staff and volunteers.

“We encourage all our students to contribute articles and photography to The Longview Voice,” said Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox. “That’s why it’s called ‘the Voice,’ because it is a voice for our entire Longview ISD community. We want our students to feel a sense of ownership toward this newspaper.”

Each year the Community Relations department selects a Longview High School senior student who contributes work to The Longview Voice for a scholarship to the school of their choice.

Past Winners include Estrella Gonzales, Keyarro Hollins, Uwa Ihionkhan, Yosef Ibitayo (Class of 2016); Gaylon Wiley (Class of 2017); German Zelaya, Jose Velazquez, Michael Vera (Class of 2018), Alyssa Shobert, Brady Miller, and Payton Schaap (Class of 2019), Jesse Gonzalez and Emily Mendenhall (Class of 2020), and now Audrey Smith in the Class of 2021.

Are you a student who is interested in being considered for next year's scholarship? All you have to do is submit an article for publication in any edition of The Longview Voice newspaper and fill out a scholarship application.

For more information please contact the Community Relations department via email at or call (903) 381-2200