The East Montgomery County Scholarship Foundation will hold its Gala Thursday, November 2 at the East Montgomery County Improvement District Complex, located at 21575 U.S. Highway 59 North in New Caney. Our featured speaker is Amanda Mitchell Hill, a lawyer for juvenile, criminal and probate matters and the 2004 Splendora High School valedictorian. (Full bio is below.) Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with entertainment from the Lone Star College - Kingwood Jazz Band, followed by dinner from Top Hat Catering and the program at 7 p.m. A cash bar will be available. After five attire is preferred. This is a ticketed event; all proceeds benefit the East Montgomery County Scholarship Foundation.
Desired Level of Participation
Doctorate - $2,500
Special seating placement for eight, recognition in the form of a plaque presentation and announcements at the event, name in the gala program, and name and picture in follow up press release and promotional materials, wine at your table and two drink tickets per guest.
Master - $1,500
Favorable seating placement for eight, recognition in the gala program and announcements at the event, plus name in follow up press release and promotional materials, and two drink tickets per guest.
Bachelor - $1,000
Seating placement for eight, recognition in the gala program and announcements at the event, plus name in the follow up press release and promotional materials, and one drink ticket per guest.
Associate - $75
Seating placement for one and one drink ticket.
About Amanda Mitchell Hill
Amanda Jean Mitchell Hill graduated as the valedictorian from Splendora High School in 2004 three weeks after earning her Associate of Art degree from Lone Star College - Kingwood. She was awarded the East Montgomery County Scholarship Foundation scholarship and used it to help fund her education at Baylor University. Amanda received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Studies from Baylor in 2007 where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Following graduation, she directed and taught the A.V.I.D. program at Splendora High School for two years where she worked with students who required extra support in order to excel academically. While teaching, Amanda also attended the University of Houston Law Center in the evening, ultimately leaving her teaching position to finish her legal education full-time. While there, Amanda was given the prestigious honor of being named an Irene Merker Rosenberg Scholar for her work in the field of juvenile law and children's rights. Amanda also received the Ann Dinsmore Forman Memorial Child Advocacy Award for her work on behalf of abused and neglected children.
Upon earning her Juris Doctorate in 2011, Amanda became an Assistant District Attorney at the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office where she worked in misdemeanor and felony courts. While at the DA's Office, Amanda served on the Internet Crimes Against Children team and secured a life sentence against a habitual felon and registered sex offender. After working in adult criminal prosecution, Amanda moved to the Montgomery County Attorney's Office where she became one of only two juvenile prosecutors for the entire county. She found her calling in the field of juvenile law where she not only worked to protect the community but also to rehabilitate juveniles who came from difficult situations. During her time as juvenile prosecutor, Amanda co-chaired the certification hearing of Don Collins for the 1998 burning of Robert Middleton.
In 2016, Amanda left prosecution and opened The Law Office of Amanda Jean Hill where she is now in private practice handling exclusively juvenile, criminal and probate matters. Amanda also serves on the board of directors for Children's Safe Harbor, a child advocacy center for neglected and abused children in Conroe. Amanda has been married to her high school sweetheart, Justin Hill, for seven years and they have two children, four year old Jackson and two year old Annabel. They attend The Woodlands United Methodist Church where they teach Sunday school and volunteer with the children's ministry.
J.A. Costanza & Associates Engineering, Inc.
The Signorelli Company
Criss Cross Commercial LLC
Buster Brown Propane Service
Jim Clark, Commissioner Pct. 4
Plains State Bank
East Montgomery County Family YMCA
Kingwood Garden Center
Oakhurst Golf Club
Speedsportz Racing Park
Walmart New Caney
The East Montgomery County Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to provide scholarships to students within the boundaries of the East Montgomery County Improvement District. Contributions to the EMCSF (EID #54-2161804) are tax deductible.