The Jane Carter Memorial Scholarship for Future Educators was created as a lasting memorial to Jane Carter of San Saba, Texas. Mrs. Carter passed away in the summer of 2020. She was a passionate educator who had the honor of teaching thousands of high school students throughout her 28-year career as a Home Economics teacher. She is fondly remembered by all those who were fortunate enough to learn from her wisdom and practicality of life lessons at Olton High School (1967-1968), Plainview High School (1968-1972), and San Saba High School (1985-2008).
Not just a teacher of content, she was known for truly caring about the lives and welfare of her students, each one a special gift to her. Many years after leaving her class, her students are still impacted by the morals and life lessons she imparted.
As the sponsor for the local San Saba chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Mrs. Carter continued to push the students of Family and Consumer Sciences “toward new horizons”. She was proud to lead three state-winning teams to three gold medal platforms at National FCCLA Competitions in Pennsylvania, California, and Florida. She found it especially rewarding when, by being elected to both Regional and State Officer positions, her students became the leaders of tomorrow.
“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day,
teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.”
As a fervent advocate for education, Mrs. Carter was keenly aware of this proverb’s potential. She continually sought to provide her students with the knowledge and skills that would allow them to navigate their lives and pass on the information to future generations.
It is our hope that students who receive this scholarship will embrace these attributes, carry forward the light of knowledge, and know that educating future generations is a noble calling. May this gift not only assist you financially, but allow you to carry on the passion, legacy, and love for education embodied by Mrs. Jane Carter.