The North Prestonwood Chapter of the National Charity League, Inc. recently honored the class of 2016 at its third annual Senior Presentation ceremony on Sunday, March 26, at Eldorado Country Club in McKinney, at 6 p.m.


The National Charity League, Inc. is one of the nation’s most distinctive mother-daughter service organizations that is committed to fostering the mother-daughter relationship through community service, leadership development, and cultural experiences.


At the formal event, chapter members, along with the senior families, enjoyed dinner and celebrated the accomplishments of each of the eight graduating seniors. The ceremony included sentiments from both the junior and senior classes, the president of the north prestonwood chapter and patroness members, as well as a video presentation for each senior narrated by their mother followed by a taped interview by the senior and a mother’s tribute message. Each senior was escorted across the stage by their parents and “presented” to the chapter with a formal curtsey, followed by the Father/Daughter dance.


Seniors presented that evening were:


Kylie Nicole Leach, daughter of Chip and Casey Leach


Jessica Parish, daughter of Grant and Connie Parish


Grace Marie Pena, daughter of Ric and Kimberly Pena


Sydney Streenz, daughter of Shannon and Salena Streenz


Taylor Alexandra Thorpe, daughter of Howard and Angie Thorpe


Michelle Kristina Tong, daughter of Wei tong and Kristina Zou


Abigail Kate Vaerewyck, daughter of Chris and Jennifer Vaerewyck


Abigail Jane Williams, daughter of Allen and Alicia Williams


High Schools attended by the class of 2017 include Frisco High School, Hebron High School, and Proper High School.


The Senior Presentation Program is a time honored tradition which serves as the finale to the six years of the young women’s charitable endeavors and the mother-daughter relationship fostered through National Charity League.


NCL, Inc. North Prestonwood Chapter was founded in April of 2013 and is comprised of Patronesses (mothers) and Ticktockers (daughters) who work together to address the philanthropic needs of the communities within Frisco, Prosper, and Dallas. The chapter has over 225 members and serves 20 local philanthropies with hands-on volunteer support. Community organizations benefiting from the work of NCL North Prestonwood members include: Cornerstone Church, Grace Bridge and Bethlehem Place in the Celina/ Prosper area as well as Ronald McDonald House, Frisco Family Services, Susan G Komen, Special Olympics, Miracle League, City House, Hope’s Door, March of Dimes, The Stew Pot, North Texas Food Bank, and numerous others.


Membership in NCL, Inc. provides mothers and daughters unique opportunities to strengthen their bond while growing together, sharing of themselves and improving their communities. National Charity League has over 200 Chapters with more than 55,000 actively engaged members – women and daughters in grades 7 through 12 located in 23 states. If you are interested in joining NCL, North Prestonwood Chapter, please contact Rhonda Wicher, Membership VP at Rhonda.wicher@yahoo.com