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Our Legacy Scholarship Winners 2018!

Congratulations to the youthful, energetic faces above who are recent winners of our PCWL Legacy scholarships.  This includes a shopping trip to Target to purchase school and dorm supplies for their first year of college.  Some of us PCWL moms miss the opportunity to shop with their kiddos first venture into college life, so this experience of partnering and advising a Legacy winner is always a pleasure!  This year's winners and their PCWL Mom Partners are: 

Legacy Winner
Legacy Winner
Aaron Goldman
Tammie Engels
Erica Newberg
Laura Meisel
Max Braht
Marcel Solman
Kaitlyn Zimmerman
Kim Malcolm
John Dunkerly
Kim Caston
William Dunkerly
Susan Heimbuch
Emma Abelman
Cori Pratt
Sam Harrison
Chrystie Ewing
Clayton price
Tricia Gold
Cullen Embry
Debbie Olschwanger
Arianna Hadjebian
Sheila Legan
Elizabeth Braht (Lizzy)
Lisa Faulkner-Dunne

Annual Backpack Drive Ends August 10!

The school year is about to begin - It is a great time to make a positive impact for the elementary children at our schools AND to earn some early service credit!  

Earn up to two service credits!  One filled backpack = one credit.

Every year we provide close to 80 backpacks filled with 1st grade school supplies to our most in need elementary schools:  Carolyn G. Bukhair, Dobie Primary, Greenwood Hills, Prestonwood, Northrich and RISD Academy.   We deliver these backpacks to the schools before the school year begins.  (Limited space is available - sign up on the calendar if you would like to volunteer to deliver Monday, August 13 in the morning - 1 service credit.)

Backpack Drop Off Locations:

West:  Tammie Engels -  15745 Mapleview Cir, Dallas, TX 75248 - 214.356.8575

East:   Liz Kraft - 2403 Briarfield, Richardson, TX 75080 - 972.235.2622

Fill a new backpack with:

 2 boxes facial tissues  1 bottle Elmer's Glue - 8 oz.
4 large glue sticks
1 box 24-count crayons
1 pair pointed Fiskar scissors
1 box quart-size Ziplocks
12 #2 pencils
1 pkg index cards
4 folders w/brads - no designs       
3 large pink erasers
3 spirals - no designs

Don't forget to sign up on the website so we know to expect your donation and sign in on the clip boards at each drop off location so you get credit.

Call me with any questions.   Tammie Engels - Community Service   214.356.8575

Ben Neighbor Memorial Scholarship

A 2005 graduate of JJ Pearce HS, Ben epitomized “student-athlete.” He was captain of the football team, earned all-state academic honors, as well as all-city and all-district honors.  Ben was a great man, husband, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.  To celebrate his amazing life and the impact he had on others, his family is establishing the Ben Neighbor Scholarship FundBen’s legacy will include scholarships to deserving Pearce High School students who exemplify Ben’s life of integrity, kindness, leadership, effort and heart for welcoming and embracing all.

PCWL sends their deepest sympathy to Ben Neighbor's family, his wife Beth, parents and extended family.  To donate to his memorial scholarship, please click HERE.  100% of all donations are used for annual scholarships to graduating Pearce area students.  PCWL appreciates your donations and Ben's family will be informed of all donations made to his memorial scholarship. 

Want to Become a Member of PCWL?

Our annual membership recruiting drive has begun!   Is your last child a Pearce High School Senior ready to graduate or will your last child be a Senior at Pearce this coming fall?  Want to stay involved in your community or finally enjoy some time for yourself socializing among women who are former Pearce busy moms?  We want you!!!  Please express your interest to our membership chairperson, Vicki McCoy at or 469-233-0762 today!  We would love to invite you to one of our spring events so you can see how much fun we have now that the kids have run away!!!

Click here to see additional details on membership!

PCWL Ladies Spread Holiday Cheer to Pearce Area Kiddos!!!

PCWL's annual Toy Drive resulted in 35 members donating 121 toys to four Pearce area elementary schools.  Many thanks to our generous members from some very grateful and surprised children! 

Thank you for supporting PCWL during North Texas Giving day 2017!!!

We had 55 donors raise $7,700 to Fund scholarships for JJ Pearce Students!


PCWL had another successful backpack drive this year.  Thanks to all of you, we were able to donate 70 backpacks on Monday, August 14th.   Carolyn Bukhair, Dobie Primary, Greenwood Hills, Northrich, Prestonwood and RISD Academy were very happy to see us!


You made this possible.  You should feel proud!


Special thanks to Liz Kraft for being our second drop-off location and Vicki Barrett, Gail Green, Julie Hamilton and Leslie McFarlane for helping with the delivery to these schools.  


Tammie Engels - Community Chair

As the new PCWL year begins, many of you will be signing up for volunteer opportunities that will take place within an RISD school. Please note that all volunteer activities on RISD campuses will require you to have completed the RISD Background check. This must be done annually, so even if you have completed this form in prior years, you must repeat the process for the current school year.This takes just a few minutes to complete - and you are ready to go! Please follow this link to begin your volunteer season!!

Legacy Scholarship Winners Go Shopping!

Our 2017 Legacy Scholarship winners did their college shopping this morning at the Coit Road Target.  Keurigs and comforters seemed to be popular items this year for the college freshman!  PCWL had eight Legacy scholarship winners this year:  Megan Helling, Hayden Steed, Andrew Ujcich, Madeline Via, Kathleen Parks, Jennifer Delagarza, Edgar Acevedo and Saira Shetty. Shopping helpers included moms and friends of these busy, talented freshmen and several of our PCWL members who have vast knowledge of what a college freshman needs!!!  MORE PHOTOS


The school supply drive was a huge success and supplies were delivered the week of February 13th. Supplies were delivered to Northrich, Greenwood Hills and Prestonwood Elementary Schools.  Everyone was so surprised and excited to receive the supplies.  I have had a lot of people tell me to thank PCWL for all of our support and help for their schools.  Thank you to everyone who participated and purchased items.

Vickie Montgomery
Event Chair

And the Winners Are .......!!

Imagine a room full of youthful energy, nervous anticipation and overwhelming brains, beauty and brawn - and you have the scenario at the 2017 PCWL Scholarship dinner held on May 9!  Thirty five well-deserving students of Pearce High School, North Junior High and Parkhill Junior High attended to receive various scholarships that will give them a little extra assistance in their future educational endeavors.  Also attending were many of their proud parents, educators, school administrators and PCWL members.  It is always a proud and moving couple of hours for our members to hear first hand a short summary of each recipient's accomplishments and talents, as well as listen to a few brief favorite moments of their school years delivered by the individual students.  Best wishes to all of our winners - we are all so proud of you and your families!!!

2012 Jr. High Scholarship North: Katerin Medrano
Parkhill: Eric Aranda
2017 Jr. High Scholarship North: Kimberly Cruz
Parkhill: Fatima Vargas
Legacy Scholarship Megan Helling
Hayden Steed
Andrew Ujcich
Madeline Via
Kathleen Parks
Jennifer Delagarza
Edgar Acevedo
Saira Shetty
AVID Scholarship Eva Caceres
Luiza Odhiambo
Francisco Gallegos
Alexia Merlan
Alex Palafox
Priscilla Culmenaro
Brittany Reese
Determination Scholarship
honoring George McFarlane
Roberto Ramos

Ann Sanders AVID Scholaship   Crystal Funes
Alice Church Memorial
AVID Scholarship
Ariana Almanza
Founder's Scholarship Adam Bronson
Paige Wills
Maia Goldfarb
Leslie Contreras
Sydney Engels
Cathy Scheurer Leadership
Johanna Navarro
Jill Button Service
Claire Whitworth
Brooke Ziegler Caring and
Friendliness Scholarship
Rachel Calame
Rachel Breland Courage and
Strength Scholarship
Nina Baggett
Gregg Larimer Cross Country
and Track Scholarship
Timaj Usman
Fine Arts Scholarship Hope Bruening
Spirit of PCWL Scholarship Denver Baumgartner
Katie Hutchison

A HUGE thank you to our 2017 PCWL Scholarship Committee:  Tomi Morriss, Chair; Lisa Albert, Kim Caston, Rita Cole, Nancy Devine, Tammy Hollowell, Laura Meisel, Sally Field, Stephanie Gonterman, Melinda Cotton, Lisa Faulkner-Dunne, Jennifer Hurst and Lisa Wingate!

PCWL can receive FREE money for our scholarship funds from several generous organizations that we all use on a routine basis:  Tom Thumb, Kroger, Target and Amazon.  Read about these programs Kroger-Tom Thumb Fundraiser w/Target Link and sign up today to participate easily by just shopping at any of these businesses!  If you are like most busy people today and Amazon delivers to your door on a regular basis, you can now use the website Amazon Smile (which is Amazon - just geared to give us money) by clicking on the picture to the right!

Pearce Pom Squad



Earlier this year, PCWL provided a generous donation to the Pearce Pom Squad to purchase performance tops, bows and duffle bags for their performances.  PCWL’s own Deb Tucker, spoke with the Pom Squad’s faculty leader about the squad’s mission and goals.  Here are the excerpts of her communication with Coach Jacklyn Smith:


How many girls are in the squad?  There are 22 members of the Pearce Pom Squad.


What is their mission?  My mission for the Pearce Pom Squad is to provide a dance team, separate from Pacesetters, for JJPHS students.  Pearce is a large campus, therefore there are many students on campus who have not found a group, team, organization to be a part of.  By creating the Pearce Pom Squad, more dance students have been given the opportunity to belong on a team, which is allowing them to continue their dance training and gain performance opportunities.  Another mission of the Pearce Pom Squad is to spread “Pearce Pride” throughout the entire community and feeder pattern, specifically reaching out to the elementary schools not neighboring the high school.


Is the goal to have a pom squad every year?  Pearce Pom Squad will continue for many years to come, hopefully indefinitely.  One of the perks of this organization is the students are earning a semester credit for Fine Arts.  We are hoping all Pearce Pom Squad members either go on to become Pacesetters or continue to serve as members on the Pom Squad, serving as role models for the new members we will gain next year.


What exactly did we buy for them?  With your generous donation, we were able to purchase beautiful performance tops as well as bows that are worn while performing, along with team duffle bags.  The duffle bags are used to carry their workout clothes to and from school.  The members also use their duffle bags when traveling to and from events and performances; they use their bags to carry their poms, cover ups, shoes, etc. 


PCWL extends their very best wishes and congratulations to these lovely young women and their coach for many happy years of Pearce spirit!!!


PCWL Helps Fund Pearce Student Government 


Our newest PCWL philanthropic commitment is helping to fund the new JJ Pearce student government. On June 19 the newly elected JJ Pearce student officers participated in team building exercises at their morning retreat in Parker, TX.


“Our 28 student officers have been elected to serve as the voice of the student body and to propel the necessary changes that will create a more unified Pearce High School. These students were chosen to serve as student government officers based on application essays, teacher recommendations, interviews, and student body voting.


Some of the things our officers will oversee are homecoming, community service projects, school improvement, improving student:teacher and student:student relationships. With this new format we will be able to introduce new projects to JJP and continue to build many of the traditional JJP initiatives.” Sarah Dailey Easterling JJ Pearce Student Government Sponsor


The goal is that this program will filter down to the junior high and elementary schools preparing our students to be our future leaders.