The Papillion Junior Woman's Club (PJWC) has been a staple in our community since 1935. As a civic organization, they work diligently to continually improve our community. Through standing and special committees and special projects throughout the years, these women have made a difference in the Papillion-La Vista Community. As a Cooperation BEST business partner the past four years, PJWC has made financial gifts used to support the Summer Success Enrichment program. This is the district-wide intervention focused on improving Kindergarten - 5th grade students' reading level. PJWC is also the sponsor of the 4th grade Arbor Day poster contest, which invites winners to take part in planting trees. The trees planted this year at Papio Bay fields help provide shade for baseball and softball players and their families during games. Focusing on art, PJWC also sponsors the National Federation of Women's Club District II Art Show at PLSHS. PJWC supports the Sophomore Pilgrimage, giving a sophomore student at each high school the opportunity to spend the day at the State capital meeting with dignitaries with the purpose to create interest and educate students about National government. Other areas of support that impact our community include the Holiday Luncheon, Papillion Days duck race, National and State leadership with the Generation of Woman's Clubs, and commitment to conservation and beautification of our city.
Papillion Junior Woman's Club currently has 40 members. Mary Sporcic serves as president.
The Papillion-La Vista Optimist Club is expanding their longitme support of Papillion La Vista Students by pledging $35,000 to support a number of programs through the Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation.Read More
Derek Caster was a leader among his peers at Papillion La Vista South High School. His compassion and energy in assisting and advocating for students with special needs inspired teachers and fellow students. Since his graduation in 2013, he has continued to educate and advocate for muscular dystrophy research. He is now the youngest Papillion La Vista Schools Hall of Fame inductee.Read More
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