By Tiffany Boatright
December 2, 2005
Jenny Fountain was a Locust Fork High School graduate
in 1995. Although Jenny lives in California, she remains close to her
family. Her mother is one of our bus drivers, Mrs. Fountain. Jenny said
that she has always been close to her family, but they became even closer
when their house burned when she was in the fourth grade. She says that
the whole family worked to rebuild it. Her father remembers, “I
paid the kids one penny for every brick they cleaned.” They used
the bricks from the old house to rebuild the new one.
has three siblings: Richard, Jainie, and Joy. She says that they do
not get to see each other as much as she would like, but it was great
to always have someone around while she was growing up. Once, her brother
played a joke on her. Richard told her that she had mail, which is a
really big deal when you are in the fourth grade. After going to check
the mailbox, she discovered a dead rat!
attending school at Locust Fork, she was involved in various activities,
such as basketball, softball, the National Honor Society, the Student
Government Association, and the band. Her favorite teachers were Mr.
Blackwood and Mr. Golden. Mr. Blackwood got her involved in literature
in college, and coached her in J.V. basketball. Mr. Golden was the first
to get her involved in athletics, which are still important to her.
She also says that she loved Coach Pate, although he did paddle her
during her senior year. She says, “It definitely hurt.”
She also says that in high school she got in trouble a lot, but mainly
talking. While in high school, she drove three different cars and wrecked
them all. First, was a Chevy Cavalier convertible, which she wrecked
on the way to a basketball game. Next, was a Z24, which her boyfriend
wrecked. The last was a Dodge Daytona. She remembered many things about
Locust Fork, but most of all was her involvement in sports here. She
also fondly remembers the community, especially that everyone looks
out for each other here. She adds that being involved in sports and
the band taught her to do her best and pushed her to do everything she
After graduating, she attended the University of Alabama. She majored
in French and English. She graduated from Alabama in 1999. Then, she
went to law school at Emory, and graduated there in 2002. After law
school she went to Texas. While in Texas, a clerkship for a federal
judge became available in California. She was only supposed to stay
for two years. She now works at a law firm in San Francisco. Jenny says,
“I always knew I was going to be a lawyer.” She also adds
that her favorite part of her career is the challenging work. She says
that she is constantly learning something new.
Jenny loves San Francisco. She says it is beautiful, but
she wishes that it was warmer. She spends her winters in her cabin in
Tahoe. There she likes to ski and snowboard. She also enjoys hiking,
playing with her dog Baby, going to the beach, and running. Jenny recently
trained for four months for a marathon which was held on October 23,
2005. This was her second marathon and she ran it in four hours and
twenty-seven minutes. She also likes to participate in triathlons with
her boyfriend, Frederic. She met Frederic Henri Servais in San Francisco.
Although she has started a new life in California, she will never forget
the wonderful memories she made in Locust Fork.