Senior/ Transition II
Sam Porcelli, son of Wendy Porcelli-Cooper, is a senior in Transition II and this week’s Student of the Week.
This year, he was awarded the FHS Transition II superlative for Best Gentleman. One of his biggest passions is photography. “I am fascinated by taking pictures of things I haven’t seen before,” he said. “I like to take photos of things in nature like lakes, animals and storm clouds.”
Porcelli said that his mother, Wendy, is his top role model. “She believes that I can do anything,” he said. “I see her being kind-hearted, encouraging, compassionate, and understanding and it makes me want to be that way, too.”
His favorite teacher at FHS is Mrs. White, who teaches Transition II. He said he really values her because of her support and encouragement for her students.
When asked to describe himself in a few words he said, “Kind-hearted, compassionate, understanding… because it is important to me to be nice to everyone. It makes for a pleasant day.”
FHS Teacher Assistant Larry Hill said of Porcelli, “Sam is a great role model for all students! His demeanor is always pleasant. He is a real gentleman who is always polite and kind to all staff and students. He has a remarkable work ethic and he is a tremendous mentor to his fellow students. He has established a high bar for his peers to use as an example.”
In his free time he enjoys bowling, and participating in the Special Olympics, Able Voices Photography Club, and Young Life.
After graduating from FHS, he hopes to attend Lipscomb University where he would like to pursue a career in helping animals.