The Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship 2019
Keep Pearland Beautiful recently awarded $20,000 in scholarships to high school seniors through the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship Fund. Over 60 applications were received, which included an essay on ‘Environmental Stewardship’. The Scholarship Review Committee then interviewed several students. After selecting the winners, Casa Ole hosted a dinner reception, allowing a chance for the committee and board members to meet the scholarship winners and their family. In 10 years, a total of $72,000 in scholarships has been awarded. This year, a total of $13,000 was awarded to six high school graduates from Pearland.
Join us this year for the 11th annual Pocket Pear Texas Hold’em & Casino Night on June 8, 2019 at the Pearland Lions Club located at 3350 S. Main, Pearland, TX 77581. Please join us for a fun-filled evening of food, drinks, dancing, casino games and lots of prizes. Whether your coming to claim the coveted Texas Hold’em Tournament title, try your hand at Black Jack and Roulette or just want to ‘dance’, we have an evening you won’t want to miss. The poker tournament is limited to 50 players.
Each year KPB hosts the Pocket Pear to raise funds for the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship Fund, benefiting high school seniors in Pearland pursuing higher education. Having retired from the corporate sector, Joe devoted his life to volunteerism with groups such as Keep Pearland Beautiful and the Boy Scouts in an effort to transform the city he called home for over 20 years. He also focused his passion for knowledge on poker, going “all in” with the Lakes of Highland Glen Poker Club.
So join us on Saturday, June 8 for the Pocket Pear Texas Hold’em & Casino Night!
Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship Fund: Saami Baig, Anyssa Castorina, Vanshika Jhonsa, Eric Li, Delores VanHoose, Divjot Walia, and Helen Wang. If you are interested in learning more about the scholarship program or Pocket Pear, please visit www.mykpb.org or call 281-489-2795. We are seeking sponsors for Pocket Pear; so if you want to support a great cause, don’t hesitate to contact us!