Rotary Student of the Month
Biggersville High School senior Landon Lee Porterfield was recently honored as a Rotary Student of the Month. The son of Trish Porterfield and Danny Porterfield, the BHS stand out has earned a 4.0.
Over the years his academic awards have been numerous: English III, World History, Anatomy and Physiology, Concepts of Agriscience, Animal Science, Plant Science, Agricultural Mechanics, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. He has received all A’s from 2011-2016.
In sports, Porterfield has also excelled in sports receiving the following awards: Best Distance runner 2014, 1600m Northeast Division Champion, 2014 800m Northeast Division Champion, and Mascot Award 2013. Porterfield also played football from 2011-2013, baseball from 2011-2013, and continues to running distance on the Lions’ track team.
As a Future Farmers of America leader, Porterfield won the North District Parliamentary Procedure competition from 2011-2016 and second place at the state level in Parliamentary Procedure from 2011-2016, also. He is a State Degree recipient, 2016-2017 state officer finalist, and 2017-2018 state officer candidate.
As elected by his peers, Porterfield has served as president of the FFA from 2011 to present and served on the Student Government Association 2015-2016. He is also a member of the Spanish Club and Beta Club. Porterfield is a student mentor, volunteer with Special Olympics, volunteers at the Haunted Coliseum, and has assisted in teaching Parliamentary Procedure.
Porterfield’s currently works at Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches and Zaxby’s. In the future, his plans are to continue his education at Mississippi State University majoring in biology with a concentration in pre-medicine. He plans to attend medical school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. His goal is to become an orthopedic surgeon.