The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor awarded to a former student of Pine Tree ISD. The award, sponsored by The Pine Tree Education Foundation recognizes former students who have made significant contributions to society and whose accomplishments and careers have brought honor and distinction to Pine Tree ISD. 

2023 Distinguished Alumni

Laura Hill

Laura Hill, Class of 1977

The Pine Tree Education Foundation is honored to recognize Laura Hill, Class of 1977 as the 2023 Distinguished Alumni. Laura is the Director of Grant and Human Services for the City of Longview. Laura earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from Texas Tech University, a Diplome D’Etudes Francaises from Universite de Besancon, France and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas at Tyler. Laura began working for the City of Longview in 1977 as a Part-Time Seasonal Aquatic Position. She was a Business English Instructor in Tokyo, Japan. Laura returned to Longview to start her 36 year career with the City of Longview in 1987.

Laura has several Certifications and Designations including: Certified Parks and Recreation Professional and Leadership Longview Graduate.

Laura serves as the Greggton Rotary Club, Board of Directors, Treasurer, and has volunteered with American Legion Auxiliary, Keep Longview Beautiful, Greenwood Cemetery Association, Greater Longview United Way, Gregg County Historical Museum and served as the Arts!Longview, Board of Directors, Secretary

Previous Distinguished Alumni Honorees