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2019 Pocket Pear Texas Hold’em & Casino Night
Jun
08

 

Keep Pearland Beautiful (KPB) will host the 11th Annual Pocket Pear Texas Hold’em and Casino Night on June 8, 2019 to raise funds for the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship Fund and Keep Pearland Beautiful programs! Please consider becoming a sponsor of this event.

(Pearland Lion’s Club 3350 S Main St, Pearland, TX 77581)

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Each year since 2009, KPB has awarded scholarships to high school seniors in Pearland who demonstrate good stewardship of the environment and are pursuing higher education. In 11 years, $92,000 in scholarships have been awarded. This year, scholarships are being awarded to seven Pearland area high school graduates, totaling $20,000.

“Through continued and increasing support from our community, we are honored to continue awarding scholarships to Pearland seniors who embody the term ‘environmental steward’,” Andrew Miller, Executive Director, said. Scholarship winners range from students who volunteered many hours helping keep Pearland beautiful to those who have started a non-profit organization, working to reduce waste and better our environment. Madison Segovia, a 2016 scholarship winner says, “I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to have these experiences without the help of Keep Pearland Beautiful and the generous scholarship that I received from the organization.” Attending Texas State University, she states, “I am proud to be a Bobcat that is reducing my paw print and I am so thankful to represent Keep Pearland Beautiful!”

2018 Pocket Pear Poker Tournament winner Joel Bennett (center) pictured with the Joe Miller Family

KPB hosts the Pocket Pear each year in honor of the late Joe Miller, an avid environmentalist who volunteered his time to Keep Pearland Beautiful as well as several other community organizations. Scholarships are awarded each year to high school seniors in Pearland who demonstrate good stewardship of the environment and are pursuing higher education. In 11 years, a total of $92,000 in scholarships have been awarded. This year, a total of $20,000 was awarded to seven high school graduates from Pearland.

Pictured are the 2019 Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship winners: Saami Baig, Eric Li, Divjot Walia, Vanshika Jhonsa and Helen Wang. Not Pictured: Anyssa Castorina and Delores VanHoose.