Jennie Scott
By: Brent High

jennie scott

This week's winner of the High's Hero Award recognizing people who are making an eternal difference is Jennie Scott.

Jennie is one of the most inspirational people in my life. My first memories of Jennie involve her serving as a volunteer in the Brentwood Hills Church of Christ youth group. She was so much fun and poured many, many hours into our group.

I watched as Jennie dealt with the devastation of her husband leaving her with two small children including a son with special needs. While most anyone else would have turned sour or negative, never once do I remember her complaining. She has remained positive to this day. She always has a smile on her face.

Jennie handled my taxes for many years before selling her practice. I can't count the number of times I would call her with questions during the year. I don't ever remember seeing a bill.

Jennie Scott is sincere, caring, unselfish and the model of self-sacrifice. Michael and Neely are so blessed to have Jennie as their mom. They are both amazing kids in their own right. She has raised them well.

I can think of several young people who live in the margins of life that Jennie has reached out to over the years. She has opened her home, her circle of friends, her pocketbook and her family circle to them.

Jennie has a ministry of her own, reaching out to other families with special needs children. You won't find it listed in any directory. She just serves quietly without any fanfare or expectation of thanks. One of my close friends who has a special needs child refers to Jennie as his family's "angel."

Jennie, thank you for making an eternal difference in my life and the lives of so many others.