The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS) presented Highland Park High School graduating seniors Kendall Ferguson, Emery Medlock and Robert White each with a $1,000 scholarship gifted through the HP Education Foundation Tartan Fund/Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Endowment this year. The scholarships are given annually to a student or students interested in architecture or history which reflects PCHPS’s passion for the significance of historic preservation.
In this coming academic year, Kendall will be attending the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Architecture; Emery will major in Architecture at the University of Miami and Robert’s major will be Urban Studies when he attends Dallas College with intent to transfer to UT Austin in the spring.
Over the past years, PCHPS has expanded its commitment to education in the Park Cities. In 2011, the Society’s board voted to allocate funds from the Historic Home Tour, the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, and the Classic & Antique Car Show to create an endowment with the Highland Park Education Foundation. PCHPS and its supporters have built the Endowment to $250,000. It provides the annual underwriting for the Distinguished Chair for History at Highland Park High School and scholarships for deserving HPHS graduating seniors interested in architecture or history, reflecting our organization’s passion for the significance of historic preservation. Bradley Sanders once again will be the Distinguished History Chair funded for another three years by PCHPS. PCHPS is pleased to partner with the school district to emphasize the importance of education and comprehension of the rich heritage of our unique community.
PCHPS is excited to announce its Officers for 2021-2022: Tish Key, President; Burton Rhodes, President-Elect; Alisa Sell, Secretary; Alex Jodry, Treasurer; Jana Paul, Polly McKeithen, Co-Chairmen.
Membership in the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society is open to the public. Community support is vital to preserving community awareness regarding the importance of protecting and promoting visual history along with architectural and cultural legacies of the Park Cities.
PCHPS membership benefits and activities include:
Three educational meetings during the year, landmarking events honoring significant homes for architectural, historical or restoration merit, PCHPS Annual Spring Historic Home Tour, Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, Annual Classic & Antique Car Show, July 4th Parade and booth.
The fundraising events that allow PCHPS to give back to the community are the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, Home Tour, and the Classic & Antique Car Show. Funds raised help preserve and maintain The Park Cities House at Dallas Heritage Village, support the new PCHPS archives at the University Park Library, fund the Society’s landmarking initiatives, award scholarships to Highland Park High School graduating seniors planning to study architecture or history and fund the Distinguished Chair for History at Highland Park High School.
Visit the website to join and for more information at www.pchps.org
(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society.)