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  • PRHS celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month

    September 15th to October 15th was Hispanic Heritage month. Porter Ridge celebrated in a variety of ways. Students who have taken Spanish at PR honored Hispanic culture by doing daily announcements of famous Hispanic people who have made a huge impact.

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  • Cross Country: running strong this season

    The PRHS Cross Country team is running strong this season! The team has pulled through thick and thin and each team member has really shown strength. Between runners such as Caroline Fagan and Dominic Conroy placing nearly every meet and the team scoring a second place win at Parkwood, the team is running hard.

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  • Public Safety: guest speakers teach about real world careers

    New Public Safety teacher, Patrick Raynor, is connecting real world careers with the content of his Public Safety course by inviting guest speakers who not only present information about career requirements and available jobs, but also bring their equipment and vehicles.

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  • AP Capstone

    Porter Ridge is now an AP Capstone school! This unique program from the College Board allows students to take two additional AP Courses unique to the AP Capstone program.

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  • School Safety

    PRHS and Union County Public Schools is committed to safety in our schools.

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  • Where Are They Now: PRHS graduate Hallie Gaskill serves up success as luxury hotel’s pastry chef

    For some students, a new class sparks their interest in a career they’d never considered before. That’s the case for PRHS graduate Hallie Gaskill, who was inspired to pursue a career in culinary arts after graduating from the Career Readiness program’s Culinary Arts Academy. Today, Hallie is a Johnson & Wales University graduate who works as a full-time pastry chef in Charlotte. Check out what Hallie said about how UCPS prepared her for the future.

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  • Avoid the "Summer Slide"

    As summer begins, students start their long-awaited break from school. It’s a wonderful time of fun, playing outdoors, going on vacation, hanging out with friends, and so much more! But amidst this excitement and fun, lies the often forgotten “Summer Slide.” The Summer Slide refers to when students begin to lose and forget the knowledge and skills they gained during the school year.

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  • PRHS school counselors advise on how to be successful in high school

    Wondering what every student needs to be successful in high school? Well, search no further! The PRHS School Counseling Department is here to save the day and give out a quick tip or two that can lead to great success next year and for the entire high school experience.

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  • PRHS hosted Veterinary Assistant Summer Camp

    The week of June 10th-13th PRHS hosted the Career and Technical Education Department's Career Readiness Veterinary Assistant summer camp for rising UCPS eighth and ninth graders. The camp was led by PRHS Agriculture teacher Cassidy Starnes and East Union Middle Agriculture teacher Morgan Molihan. The camp ran from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day at PRHS and students had the opportunity to do and learn the following.

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  • PRHS outstanding senior:  Camila Moreno

    This year Porter Ridge High is showcasing outstanding seniors in a series of website articles. One such senior is Camila Moreno who was nominated as an outstanding student leader. This year she served as the Student Body President

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  • PRHS outstanding senior: Douglas Daniels

    This year Porter Ridge High is showcasing outstanding seniors in a series of website articles. One such senior is Douglas Daniels who has achieved perfect attendance for his entire school career.

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  • PRHS outstanding senior: Kennedy Earle

    This year Porter Ridge High is showcasing seniors in a series of website articles. One of these outstanding students is Kennedy Earle who has started her own art business before she has even graduated.

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  • PRHS outstanding senior: Bailey Rochester

    This year Porter Ridge High is showcasing outstanding seniors in a series of website articles. One such senior is Bailey Rochester who was recently awarded the Girl Scout’s Gold Award for her work with The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue.

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  • PRHS outstanding senior: Alayah Nguyen

    This year Porter Ridge High is showcasing outstanding seniors in a series of website articles. One such senior is Alayah Nguyen who is graduating with not only a high school diploma but an Associate in Arts degree from South Piedmont Community College and was also selected this spring to participate in the NC Governor’s Page Program.

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  • PRHS students win awards at art show

    Congratulations to Mrs. Crowley's and Mrs. Kerley’s Art students who were selected for the Annual Union County Art Show! For this show, each Union County Art Teacher gets to choose a select few pieces of art to be displayed at South Piedmont Community College. See the list below for students who were selected and those who received awards in the show! All entries are included in the photo slideshow at the bottom of the page.

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  • PR celebrated Earth Day!

    On Tuesday, April 16th Porter Ridge High School hosted the fourth annual Earth Day Fair. The Media Center partnered with Jill Smart’s third period Earth Science class to set up and run the fair. Students spent the week before meeting in the Media Center where Media Coordinator, Regina Snelson, instructed them on creating effective display boards and interactive games for the fair.

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  • Prom 2019: Under The Sea

    Porter Ridge High School’s Junior/Senior Prom was a night to remember. It was held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the Hilton Charlotte Center City from 8pm until midnight. Under the Sea was this year’s theme. The 2019 prom tickets were designed by freshman Brett Walner and the decorations were set up by the Prom Committee and several teachers who volunteered.

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  • Crochet and chill

    New to Porter Ridge this year is the awesome Knitting and Crocheting Club which offers a unique, fun, and relaxing atmosphere where students can learn how to Knit and/or Crochet!

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  • Porter Ridge senior earns Eagle Scout

    George Boyadjian, an 18 year old senior at Porter Ridge High School, was recently awarded his Eagle Scout rank on March 3rd at Faith United Methodist Church in Lake Park through his troop # 151.

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  • PR junior wins awards at Cotillion Ball

    Congratulations to PR junior Alexius Parks for being named first runner-up at the Union County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta's Cotillion Ball that took place on Sunday, April 7th at the Union County Ag Center!

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