2022 Scholarship Winners

The Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club is proud to announce and congratulate our 2022 Scholarship award winners, each of whom are Berks County high school seniors. Each winner will receive a scholarship of $750 toward their upcoming higher education plans. 

The recipient of the Pacer Member scholarship is:

Kierra Pickard
  • Kierra Pickard, a senior at Berks Catholic High School, who plans to attend Fairfield University. Kierra is the daughter of club member Marshall Pickard and Christina DeAngelis.

The recipients of the Cross Country Runner scholarships are:

Caryn Rippey
  • Caryn Rippey, a senior at Wilson High School, who plans to attend Bucknell University;
  • Rachel Ulrich, a senior at Governor Mifflin High School, who plans to attend Misericordia University; and
Grace Mangold
  • Grace Mangold, a senior at Wilson High School, who plans to attend either Rider University or the University of South Carolina.

The club received applications from many very strong and deserving students, and wishes all who applied the best in their future endeavors.

Pacers Scholarship Deadline: February 28, 2022

It’s Scholarship time again! Do you know a Berks County senior cross country runner? Are you a Pacer member parent of a graduating senior? They may be eligible to apply for one of our Pagoda Pacers Scholarships, but they must do so by our deadline of February 28, 2022.
The details:
The Pagoda Pacers award four outstanding high school seniors each with a $750 scholarship for their continuing education. Students are recognized for their participation and achievements in athletics, academics, and community service.
Pacer Member Scholarships – Two (2) scholarships are open to all high school seniors whose parents are current members in good standing for at least one year of the Pagoda Pacers.
XC Scholarships – Two (2) scholarships are open to all high school seniors who participated on a Berks County high school cross country team.
Scholarship Application and additional details are online at: https://www.pagodapacers.com/Scholarships/Guidelines.aspx.

Applications must be postmarked or emailed by the deadline of February 28, 2022.
Contact scholarshipcoordinator@pagodapacers.com with any questions.

2021 Scholarship Winners

by Beth Kohl

The Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club is proud to announce and congratulate its 2021 Scholarship award winners:

Ashley Benoit, a graduate of Daniel Boone Area High School and daughter of club members Ben and Darlene Benoit, who plans to attend Shenandoah University
Shane Conrad, a graduate of Hamburg Area High School, who plans to attend Pennsylvania State University
Erin Horack, a graduate of Conrad Weiser High School, who plans to attend Pennsylvania State University
Madison Moylan, a graduate of Conrad Weiser High School, who plans to attend Eastern University

The club received applications from many very strong and deserving students, and wishes all who applied the best in their future endeavors.

Pagoda Pacers 2021 Scholarship Deadline Extended to March 31, 2021

The Pagoda Pacers award four outstanding High School seniors each with a $750 scholarship for their continuing education. Students are recognized for their participation and achievements in athletics, academics and community service.


Two scholarships are open to all high school seniors whose parents are, and have been for at least one year, members in good standing of the Pagoda Pacers. 


Two scholarships are open to all high school seniors who participated on a Berks County high school cross country team. Due to COVID-19, students need not have run in their senior year to be eligible. 
Scholarship application and additional details are online at https://www.pagodapacers.com/Scholarships/About.aspx.

Applications may be mailed to Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club, Attn: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 4115, Reading, PA 19606, with postmark by 3/31, or may be emailed by midnight on 3/31 to scholarshipcoordinator@pagodapacers.com.

2020 Scholarship Winners

by Beth Kohl

The Pacers are proud to announce and congratulate the club’s 2020 Scholarship award winners.

The two Berks County cross country runners who have each been awarded a $750 scholarship are Alexa Junikiewicz, a graduate of Berks Catholic High School, and Griffin Schlegel, a graduate of Twin Valley High School.

Alexa Junikiewicz
Griffin Schlegel

The two children of Pacer members who have each been awarded a $750 scholarship are Robbie Unruh, a graduate of Exeter Township High School, and Sebastian Weiss, a graduate of Wilson High School.

Robbie Unruh
Sebastian Weiss

The club received applications from many very strong and deserving students, and wishes all who applied the best in their future endeavors.

Scholarship Deadline: February 28, 2020

The Pagoda Pacers award four outstanding high school seniors each with a $750 scholarship for their continuing education. Students are recognized for their participation and achievements in athletics, academics, and community service.

Pacer Member Scholarships – Two (2) scholarships are open to all high school seniors whose parents are current members in good standing for at least one year of the Pagoda Pacers.

XC Scholarships – Two (2) scholarships are open to all high school seniors who participated on a Berks County high school cross country team.

Scholarship Application and additional details are online at: www.pagodapacers.com/Scholarships/About.aspx. Applications must be postmarked by deadline. 

–Beth Kohl