Homecoming Court

Homecoming+Court

Zoe Barnhart, Former Writer

Queen

Jada Taylor, 17

Senior Class President, Varsity Cheer Captain, SkillsUSA

Q&A:

1. What is your favorite memory from these past 4 years?

“If I was to choose one good memory from the past 4 years it would probably be the time my cheer squad received a bid to disney, competing in a cheer competition, making it to Semi-Finals, moving on to Finals[, and] then finally winning the title 17th place in the whole nation. The whole trip was definitely one for the books. I will always cherish that moment because we broke PHS history and I’m so blessed to even be a part of an amazing opportunity like that.”

2. If you could only watch 3 movies for the rest of your life which movies would you watch?

“Hmm, If I was to choose 3 movies I would most likely watch Polar Express, Black Panther, or Fast & Furious (I love the whole series).”

3. What advice would you give to the future students of Porter High School?

“I would tell the future student[s] at PHS to never give up and always strive for excellence, improvement, greatness and happiness no matter what. We all have our ups and downs but that shouldn’t give you a reason to stop & give up or not try. ‘Our failures are an important part of our growth’- Michelle Obama…. We have to fail in order to succeed!! Don’t ever feel discouraged because greatness will always be within you. Believe in yourself.”

King

Austin Perkins, 17

Varsity Football Team Captain, Senior Class Vice President, FCA

Q&A:

1. What is your favorite memory from these past 4 years?

“My favorite memory from these past 4 years was when the football team won our first playoff game last year on the last play of the game. Holding up that gold football and going see the people I love after the game was one of the best feelings I’ve ever had.”

2. If you could only watch 3 movies for the rest of your life which movies would you watch?

“Three movies I could watch for the rest of my life are: Remember the Titans, the Avengers (any one in the series), and Creed 1 and 2.”

3. What advice would you give to the future students of Porter High School?

“My advice for the future Spartans of Porter High School would be to get involved in some type of organization or activity. You will have the opportunity to meet a lot of new people and have tons of fun. Don’t go to school just to go to school for the next 4 years when you can get involved and actually enjoy your high school career. Understand that it goes by fast and doesn’t last forever!”

Senior Nominees

House of Arts and Humanities

Abi Cates, 18

Spartan Women, Spartan Chorale, Theatre Production

Q&A:

1. What is your favorite memory from these past 4 years?

“It’s hard to pick just one, but many of my favorite memories from the past four years are from the opportunities presented to me by the fine arts program, like taking the final bow and watching the curtain close after Peter Pan or Cinderella the musical.”

2. If you could only watch 3 movies for the rest of your life which movies would you watch?

“If I could only watch three movies for the rest of my life, I would pick Singing in the Rain, Moana, and [the] Greatest Showman.”

3. What advice would you give to the future students of Porter High School?

“My advice to future students would be to get involved and try new extra curriculars, and to avoid the urge to procrastinate on your schoolwork.”

Connor Evers, 17

Band, Choir, Theatre Production

Q&A:

1. What is your favorite memory from these past 4 years?

“My favorite memory from my 4 years was probably making it to state my junior year. It was a very stressful year and the expectations for us were very high. I remember all the bands that made it to the finals all lined up on the field and the tension was extremely high. As soon as our name was called I remember the entire band cheering, and all the upperclassmen were getting emotional. It was truly a memory that will stick with me for years to come.”

2. If you could only watch 3 movies for the rest of your life which movies would you watch?

“If I could only watch 3 movies for the rest of my life they would probably be Real Steel, The Greatest Showman, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. “

3. What advice would you give to the future students of Porter High School?

“My advice for future students would be to get involved with as many things you possibly can. Porter gives its students so many opportunities, and a good percent of the students take those opportunities for granted. Do what you are passionate about and go from there. You only have 4 years of high school, so make the most out of it.”

House of Business and Criminal Justice

Jada Taylor, 17- Homecoming Queen

Ethan Young, 17

Varsity Football

Q&A:

1. What is your favorite memory from these past 4 years?

“My favorite memory of high school was the playoff win over Hightower last year.”

2. If you could only watch 3 movies for the rest of your life which movies would you watch?

“If I could only watch 3 movies for the rest of my life I would pick Elf, Space Cowboys, and Saving Private Ryan.”

3. What advice would you give to the future students of Porter High School?

“My advice for future students is to do assignments before the night they are actually due.”

House of Engineering and Construction Trades

Lili Berrios

Austin Perkins, 17- Homecoming King

House of Health Sciences and Education

Jace Butzke, 17

Golf, Clay Shooting, Art, Girl Scouts, Dance

Q&A:

1. What is your favorite memory from these past 4 years?

“Art competitions.”

2. If you could only watch 3 movies for the rest of your life which movies would you watch?

“Grease, Dirty Dancing, and Beetlejuice.”

3. What advice would you give to the future students of Porter High School?

“Make the most of your time in high school, it goes by fast.”

Luke Cordle, 19

Varsity Football, Track

Q&A:

1. What is your favorite memory from these past 4 years?

“My favorite memory from the past 4 years is getting a pick six versus north forest on my birthday.”

2. If you could only watch 3 movies for the rest of your life which movies would you watch?

“I don’t really watch movies.”

3. What advice would you give to the future students of Porter High School?

“Enjoy it because once high school is done you cannot go back and redo it, and get your homework done.”

Junior Princess

Emily Knollenberg, 16

Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Basketball, StuCo President, Junior Class President, NHS Member, FCA Member

Q&A:

1. What’s your dream job?

“I am looking to study business. However, to be completely honest I don’t know what my dream job is. And that is okay, we don’t have to have everything figured out because there is so much to learn and explore along the way. When you find something you’re passionate about don’t hesitate to pursue it!”

2. What is your happiest memory?

“My happiest memory is from all my family’s Easter celebrations!”

3. If you were a pizza topping what would you be?

“If I were a pizza topping I would be the pepperoni!”

“I am honored to have been voted in this position. But I want everyone to know that they are the real royalty ;)”

Junior Prince

Julian Walker

Q&A:

1. What’s your dream job?

“I would like to be the CEO of my own Sports Facilities.”

2. What is your happiest memory?

“When realizing how blessed I am.”

3. If you were a pizza topping what would you be?

“I would be bacon.”

Sophomore Duchess

Katelyn Curry, 16

FFA

Q&A:

1. Have you learned anything this year that you wish you would’ve known your freshman year?

“Stay on track and focus.”

2. Who’s your favorite teacher?

“My favorite teacher is Mrs. Nolte.”

3. If you were being sent to a desert island what 3 items would you bring with you?

“Food, water, a friend, [and] a lighter.”

Sophomore Duke

Richard Peralez

Q&A:

1. Have you learned anything this year that you wish you would’ve known your freshman year?

“That anything can be fun.”

2. Who’s your favorite teacher?

“Mrs. Chewning”

3. If you were being sent to a desert island what 3 items would you bring with you?

“A boat, gas, and food. “

Freshman Lady

Jurni Jones, 14

Freshman Volleyball, Band, HOSA

Q&A:

1. How has your experience at Porter been so far?

“My experience at porter has been really amazing and I’ve enjoyed making a lot of new friends.”

2. Who is the biggest inspiration in your life?

“The biggest inspiration in your life is my mom because she supports me in all things, even when she might disagree.”

3. Would you rather be the funniest person in the world or the most intelligent?

“If I had to choose I would want to be the most intelligent because when you’re intelligent you achieve more.”

Freshman Lord

Payton Evans-Pickens

Varsity Football

1. How has your experience at Porter been so far?

“My experience at porter has been great so far there aren’t many negative things about this school.”

2. Who is the biggest inspiration in your life?

“My pops is the biggest inspiration in my life because he pushes me to be my best self.”

3. Would you rather be the funniest person in the world or the most intelligent?

“I would want to be the most intelligent person in the world so I could have the grades to go D1 to Alabama for football.”