2020 scholarship recipients

Bettye Anhaiser, scholarship committee member, and Linda Pavlicek, chapter president, introduce the 2020 scholarship recipients. From left are Christopher Pavlicek, Needville High School; Kara Riley, East Bernard High School; Mason Krause, Needville High School; and Madison Krause, Needville High School.

Saturday, June 13, was a great day for four excited Youth Members of the Czech Heritage Society Fort Bend County Chapter.

At the bi-monthly meeting held at Gus George Academy in Richmond, Chapter President Linda Pavlicek was honored to present four $500 scholarships to area high school graduates, all of whom are very active in their community.

The members on the scholarship committee include Kathy Krejci Taylor, Shirley Myers, Dorothy Kaspar and Bettye Anhaiser who announced the names of the recipients.

Each recipient gave a brief history of their Czech family history and involvement with the chapter.

Christopher Daniel Pavlicek is the son of Daniel and Susan Pavlicek from Damon.

Christopher is a graduate of Needville High School and plans to attend Brazosport College or Wharton County Junior College to study Instrumentation Technology.

Kara Elizabeth Riley is the daughter of Stephen and Karen Riley from East Bernard.

Kara is a graduate of East Bernard High School and plans to attend Wharton County Junior College and then transfer to a four year school to study nursing.

Mason William Krause is the son of Walt and Lois Krause from Damon. Mason is a graduate of Needville High School and plans to attend Texas State Technical College to study Electrical Lineman Operating.

Madison Ann Krause is the daughter of Walt and Lois Krause from Damon.

Madison is a graduate of Needville High School and plans to attend University of Mary Hardin-Baylor to study Health Science.

After the scholarships were announced, Mason Nesvadba of Fort Bend County’s newest polka band, the M&M Playboys, discussed the events leading up to the band formation, explaining that the initials M&M represent both Mason Nesvadba and Mason Krause who founded the band.

Joining scholarship recipient Mason Krause who played the trombone with Mason Nesvadba on the accordion was Landon Henke on the saxophone.

Congratulations to the scholarship recipients and a hearty thank you to the M&M Playboys.

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