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Porter Ridge High student is Bank of NC athlete of the month

Sarah Welch of Porter Ridge High is recognized as a Bank of North Carolina student athlete. Pictured, from left, are Porter Ridge Athletic Director Ina Thompson, Volleyball Coach Stephanie Ryan, student athlete Sara Welch, Bank of North Carolina City Executive Jim Brewer, Bank of North Carolina branch manager Sharon Little, and Porter Ridge High School Principal Dr. Bashawn Harris.

Bank of North Carolina awarded its first student athlete award to Sarah Welch of Porter Ridge High on Friday, Sept. 25.

In honor of Sarah’s recognition, the school received a $250 check for its athletic department.

Sarah was recognized for her academic achievements and accomplishments on the volleyball court.

She is a four-year varsity starter on the volleyball team and leads the team in assists with 262.

Sarah has a 4.91 GPA and is ranked fifth in her class.

In addition to playing sports, she is president of the Interact Service Club, a member of the National Honor Society and Student Government Associations.

She also volunteers at Matthews Medical Center.

Written by: Deb Bledsoe - UCPS Communications Coordinator
Posted: Sep 28, 2015 by Deb Bledsoe

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