Patricia (Pearce) Martin

Patricia (Pearce) Martin Memorial Scholarship endowed by Billy Martin When the Russell School consolidated with Bald Knob Schools in the early 60’s, Billy Martin and Pat Pearce found each other. After Bill’s graduation, the high school sweethearts married and a raised a family. Bill and Pat were both instrumental in the Bald Knob community. Together they built a successful business, B & J Construction, sharing their success by providing many types of support for the town and community of Bald Knob, its residents and students. Both loved sports and revered education. It was this family that first gifted the school with the iconic Bulldog prints on the streets leading to the campus. Their love and support spanned over 35 years before Pat’s untimely death in 1999. They were reunited after Billy’s death in 2017 and through this scholarship their love and support of the Bald Knob community continues.