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Two School Districts, two High Schools, two junior highs, three Elementary schools and several private school allegiances, equals one great neighborhood. The county line that divides the neighborhood almost right through the middle of houses, also draws the line for the Plano and Richardson school districts. This means that neighbors who live across the street from one another, or even next door to one another, could now become school rivals.

A rivalry is defined as a competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field or activity. Most of us have or have had a rival in our lifetime. Some rivalries can be intense (husband, I’m looking at you and your Red Raiders) and some can make for fun banter amongst friends (Sooner fans, I’m looking at you). However, in Canyon Creek, although we may be separated into two different schools, school districts, and even counties, we are one awesome neighborhood.

And if you’re wondering what my point is here, well, I’m getting there. You see, when the Canyon Creek Life staff was hard at work planning another issue of your little neighborhood magazine, someone mentioned, “you know, I wonder if either of the high school mascots live in our neighborhood”. This obviously got our wheels turning and our texts sending, as we wanted, no, we needed to know the answer to this question. So, a couple of emails, a few texts, and even a phone call later, we had our answer, and we could NOT BELIEVE IT! What are the chances that BOTH PSHS and JJ Pearce school mascots live in OUR neighborhood? Yeah, we felt the same way…shocked! So this month, we present to you the PSHS mascot, Wendy the Wildcat and the JJ Pearce mascot, JJ the Mustang, both Canyon Creek residents. Two schools, two mascots, and one great place to live, rivalries or not.