Congratulations to PHS Senior Taryn Hayes
Class of 2016
D.A.R. Good Citizen Representative!

Taryn was chosen from among three finalists by the senior class (the faculty votes first to determine the finalists). The D.A.R. Good Citizen Award is a longtime tradition in our American high schools. One senior is awarded this honor for Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism. Taryn is the daughter of Jeff and Kelly Hayes.

Congratulations to PHS Seniors Cory Rock & Anthony Spagnuolo

We would like to congratulate Potterville High School's Cory Rock and Anthony Spagnuolo who were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at the Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center Chapter!

In order for a student to be inducted into the organization, they must be enrolled in the Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center during their junior and senior year, maintain a B+ average during both junior and senior years and maintain a strict attendance requirement, complete a leadership activity and community service hours. These students show a commitment to their career and technical education programs and have exemplary performance.

 
Anthony Spagnuolo and Cory Rock

Anthony Spagnuolo and Cory Rock

 

Congratulations to PHS Senior Makayla Mires

Congratulations to Senior Makayla Mires, who was selected as Independent High Schooler of the Day. Makayla's next big goal is to graduate from college and then be accepted into medical school. She is the daughter of Joel and Jodi Mires. Read complete article...

 

Congratulations to PHS Senior Kyle Ireland
2nd Annual Lansing Youth Startup Challenge

Congratulations to Senior Kyle Ireland, who was selected as a participant for the 2nd Annual Lansing Youth Startup Challenge. Youth were invited to this entrepreneurial contest, much like the hit show, 'Shark Tank.' There were 19 participants on April 29, 2015, at the Lansing Center, where the students pitched their business plans and ideas. Kyle took home an Honorable Mention, and we look forward to seeing his dream of a football facility come to fruition. Kyle plans to attend Northwood University to study Business and play Football. He is the son of Bruce Ireland and Michelle Lehr.

 

Congratulations to PHS Senior Angela Mejia
Class of 2015
D.A.R. Good Citizen Representative!

Angela was chosen from among three finalists by the senior class (the faculty votes first to determine the finalists). The D.A.R. Good Citizen Award is a longtime tradition in our American high schools. One senior is awarded this honor for Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism. Angela is the daughter of Oscar and Nora Mejia.

 

Congratulations to PHS Senior Seth Austin
Class of 2014
D.A.R. Good Citizen Representative!

Seth was chosen from among three finalists by the senior class (the faculty votes first to determine the finalists). The D.A.R. Good Citizen Award is a longtime tradition in our American high schools. One senior is awarded this honor for Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism. Seth is the son of Jay and Kimberly Austin.

 

Congratulations to Quiz Bowl Participants
Potterville took 2nd Place overall in this year's Mid Michigan Academic League season
and placed 2nd Place today in the MMAL Tournament

December 7, 2013
Debbie Green, Quiz Bowl Coach

Congratulations to the Potterville High School Concert Band on their Division 1 Rating
at the MSBOA State Band Festival

 

Potterville High School’s Matthew Miller Takes 1st in Michigan and 
4th in the Nation in the Spring 2012 United States Cyber Challenge High School Competition

Charlotte Performing Arts Center
May 4, 2013
Jim Smith, Band Director

In his second competition, which ran from April through May 2012, Matt Miller took the top spot in Michigan and jumped up to number 4 overall in the United States, the only top ten finish for a Michigan student. In the previous fall 2011 competition, Matt placed 3rd in the state and 10th in the nation. The US Cyber Challenge (USCC) is a national non-profit organization responsible for identifying and developing potential talent for the cyber security workforce. Opportunities for students who do well in these competitions range from awards and recognition by national, state and local leaders, to internships and scholarships. As a USCC top 5 finisher, Matt was awarded a scholarship from the non-profit (ISC)2 Foundation.

Matt is entering his junior year at Potterville High School and is also dual enrolled at both Michigan State University and Lansing Community College. Matt has been an active member of the District’s Technology Committee for the last several years and worked extensively with the committee on getting Potterville’s Security and Technology bond passed, which is now being implemented in the District. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the school’s Quiz Bowl & Science Olympiad teams, Student Council, is in the band, runs cross country, and is a general class licensed amateur radio operator active with the Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club. Matt has an amazing aptitude for computer technology and integration. He plans on majoring in Computer and Electrical Engineering. He looks forward to the next cyber challenge representing Potterville High School with the hope that more students will participate, not only at Potterville, but throughout Mid-Michigan. 

“Not only has Matt achieved great success in his academics at Potterville, but he has also clearly distinguished himself in these competitions. Matt’s technological expertise has helped many members of our staff and our student body, and these Cyber Challenge competitions have set him up well for a dynamic career and a successful life,” said Potterville Superintendent Tim Donahue.

Over 600 high school students from 23 states & Puerto Rico participated in the Spring Challenge on a series of timed tests in the most important foundational fields of cyber security: networking, operating systems, and system administration. Those with an interest and aptitude may go on to pursue a career in cyber security and help fill the critical gap in the nation’s cyber workforce. Cyber Foundations has received broad endorsement from federal, state and local officials, educators and parents. The competition offers an opportunity for students to explore cyber security as a potential career option while competing for awards and recognition. 

About U.S. Cyber Challenge: The mission of the U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) is to significantly reduce the shortage in the cyber workforce by identifying, recruiting and placing the next generation of cyber security professionals. USCC is a national coalition of public-private sector entities collaborating to enhance the workforce with the next generation of cyber security professionals through skill development activities, mentoring, and resources, and the facilitation of scholarship, internship and employment opportunities. For more information on U.S. Cyber Challenge, please visit the US Cyber Challenge website, or contact Karen Evans, National Director, at kevans@uscyberchallenge.org.

About the National Board of Information Security Examiners: The mission of the National Board of Information Security Examiners (NBISE) is to increase the security of information networks, computing systems, and industrial and military technology by improving the potential and performance of the cybersecurity workforce.

About the (ISC)2® Foundation: The (ISC)2 Foundation is a non-profit charitable trust that aims to make the cyber world safer for everyone by supporting cyber security education and awareness in the community through its programs and the efforts of its members. Through the (ISC)2 Foundation, (ISC)2’s global information security expert membership of over 85,000 seek to ensure children everywhere have a positive, productive and safe experience online, to spur the development of the next generation of cyber security professional, and to illuminate major issues facing the industry now and in the future. For more information, please visit www.isc2.org/foundation.

 

Congratulations to Skills USA State Competition Winners 

Juniors Danny Shattuck and Austin Lownsbery came in 1st Place at the Skills USA State Competition for Web Design. They will be traveling to Kansas City for Nationals this summer and are very excited! They were given an 'assignment' at competition and developed this website: 

http://theartprogram.org/classes/eisd/eisd115/Skills.html

Junior Norman Emineth came in 2nd Place for Sheet Metal.

 

Congratulations to Quiz Bowl Participants

The 2011-12 Varsity QuizBowl has just about finished a very successful varsity season. We participated in QuizBusters at WKAR. This year our varsity team of Colin Nolan-Charter, Matthew Miller, BreAnne Turner and Katilynn McDowell took our team to the quarterfinals, beating Fowler and Olivet before losing to Kent City. The students did an amazing job competing against these schools. This is the first Potterville team that has been in the quarterfinals in almost 10 years. The best part of the 2011-12 team is that we have only one senior. Our second round competition airs at WKAR on Saturday, March 17th at 6:30pm. Plan to catch this amazing match!!

We also take part in the Mid Michigan Academic League where Potterville has both a varsity and junior varsity team. We play against teams who are primarily in the CMAC Athletic League. This league competes in the fall. The matches are Wednesdays after school; culminating in a Saturday tournament at Bath High School. This year we took third place in the tournament. We will continue to compete in January at the Rube Goldberg Invitational at Michigan State University.

KUDOS to a great season and a dedicated group of high school students!

VARSITY JUNIOR VARSITY
Colin Nolan-Charter
Matthew Miller
BreAnne Turner
Katilynn McDowell
 
Alec Badgley
Cassie Briseno
Alex Lehman
Alex Robertson
Stephen Shanahan
 

Congratulations to PHS Senior Tam Nguyen 
Class of 2012
D.A.R. Good Citizen Representative!

Tam was chosen from among three finalists by the senior class (the faculty votes first to determine the finalists). The D.A.R. Good Citizen Award is a longtime tradition in our American high schools. One senior is awarded this honor for her Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism. Tam is the daughter of Duc and Quyen Nguyen.