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  •  Sean Laloan

    PRHS student’s worldwide Taekwondo awards

    Junior Sean Laloan competes in taekwondo as a 4th degree black belt and competes regularly in championships around the world.

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  •  Fall Fest Welcome Sign

    Fall Fest Fun

    Tuesday, October 25, 2022, PRHS hosted its annual Fall Fest where clubs offered games and activities for elementary students and their families.

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  •  Group picture of Warrior Challenge attendees

    AFJROTC Warrior Challenge

    On October 15, 2022 cadets from Piedmont, Porter Ridge, and Parkwood descended on Piedmont HS for the first annual Piedmont Warrior Challenge. 

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  •  Chorus wins awards!

    Inside a high school choir

    Get insight into the PRHS Chorus program led by Chorus teacher Dakota Drake and find out why students enjoy the elective.

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  • PRHS welcomes Nurse Fisher

    Last March, Nurse Grace Fisher joined Porter Ridge High School. Nurse Fisher has 17 years of experience and graduated from Illinois State University in 2005.

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  • AFJROTC visits Parris Island

    On Tuesday, 20 September 2022, 15 Piedmont and Porter Ridge AFJROTC cadets, along with cadets from Forest Hills High School, stepped off a bus into the sweltering heat and humidity of Parris Island, SC. They had arrived at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot for a three day field trip they won't soon forget. 

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  • Counselors give advice for success

    Wondering what every student needs to be successful in high school? The PRHS School Counseling Department has you covered!

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  • Student artists receive accolades

    This year several PRHS artists won awards and honorable mentions at the 2022 Union County Community Arts Council (UCCAC) Student Artist Showcase. Art teachers Kristen Baucom and Nicole Crowley were each allowed to select 8 pieces of student artwork to submit for the art show.

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  • World Languages mural winner

    Spring semester of 2022 the Spanish Club decided to have a World Language Mural Contest for students to enter with their ideas for what to paint in a mural in the lower F wing. The winner, sophomore Hanna Areh, was announced in February of this year. 

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  •  Prom Court 2022

    PRHS 2022 Grecian Nights

    Saturday, May 7th Porter Ridge High hosted their annual Junior & Senior Prom. The prom was planned by faculty sponsor English teacher Rachel Lukasik and the 2022 Prom Committee. This year's theme was Grecian Nights and the event was held at Founders Hall in Uptown Charlotte. 

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  •  Culinary students dye eggs in whipped topping

    Eggcellent collaboration

    PRHS Art and Culinary classes came together before Spring Break this year to decorate eggs in the Ukrainian art form called Pysanky, both using what they’ve learned as art and culinary students. 

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  •  Earth Science students work the pledge wall and prize table

    PRHS pledged to help the Earth

    Traditionally at PRHS Earth Day is celebrated with activities for students to participate in during lunch and this year, that took place the week before Spring Break. The cafeteria was also decorated with informative posters and facts about the Earth and what students can do to help the planet. 

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  •  StuCo dressed as Wildnerness Wednesday during Pirate Palooza

    Leadership at its best-PRHS StuCo

    The PRHS Student Council, called StuCo, is a group of 42 students (this school year) who work closely together to brainstorm, plan, execute, and host fun events for the student body. Leadership is the title of the class they have 3rd block and Math teacher Jennie Yearick is their teacher/sponsor. This year the Class President is Gracie Helms, the Vice President is Sarah Myers, and the cabinet member is Renee Rodriguez.  

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  •  AFJROTC Cadets visit Civil Air Patrol

    AFJROTC Cadets take flight

    On Friday, March 18th two Porter Ridge High AFJROTC students, Jordan Morefield and Elijah Bostick, got to experience their school day from a new perspective, flying at 2,000 feet above Monroe in a Cessna 182! 

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  •  Carnes wins 220lb. State Champ

    PR wrestlers made states this year

    February 2022 was a big month for the PRHS Wrestling team. Three members made states this year, one female and two males. Congratulations are in order for junior Zoey Green who competed in the Women’s State Championship and for juniors Christian Hasty and Nathan Carnes who competed in the Men’s State Championship!

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  •  PRHS Celebrates Teachers of the Year

    PRHS celebrates Teachers of the Year

    This year two Porter Ridge High School teachers won Teacher of the Year awards: English teacher Rachel Lukasik and CTE teacher Kenisia Taylor. Lukasik won Teacher of the Year for PRHS and Taylor won CTE Teacher of the Year for PRHS and made the Top 5 for UCPS! These awards were given to recognize teachers’ above and beyond efforts and because they have demonstrated commitment toward their students and their profession.

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  •  PR Art students design sidewalk chalk drawings for Atrium's new medical center

    Art students inspire with sidewalk chalk designs

    Monday, February 23rd was a special day for Porter Ridge Art students and for the healthcare workers at Atrium Health Union West. Visual Art students, as well as members from the National Art Honor Society, were the secret artists in a surprise sidewalk chalk art exhibit!

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  •  Indoor Track team members at states

    Indoor Track wins at states

    This indoor track season has been one to remember, where the team not only broke records but also sent many team members to compete at states. Team members who qualified for and competed at states were Brandon Benitez, Dominic Conroy, Margaret Garner, Sallie Garner, Michael Gyasi, Jacob Laney, Calen McKinney, Aiden Webb, and Stephan Zayachkowsky.

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  •  NSHS Members search for answers in Forensic Science activity

    New club focuses on Science

    The Science National Honor Society is an academic-based club that focuses on advancing students' knowledge about classical and modern science. The club is focused on helping the school and community learn more about science and meets once a month. They also hold and participate in several events throughout the school year including Fall Fest, Earth Day Clean Up, and crime scene analysis learning activities.

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  •  I Don't Want To Talk About It Performance Picture

    Castaways win awards at NCTC

    The Porter Ridge Castaways are celebrating their recognition at the 2021 NCTC High School Play Festival. The program, led by Drama teacher Todd Ford, presented I Don’t Want to Talk About It at the Festival, and brought home the following awards: Excellence in Choral Execution; Excellence in Ensemble; Acting Excellence in Acting - Chevonne Van Heerden.

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