Anthony Saieed, SPCS Class of 2014, graduated on June 8, 2018 from JH Rose High School. He is attending Pitt Community College and has committed to play baseball. He was offered several scholarship opportunities such as the Presidential Scholarships from both Hampden Sydney and William Peace with the offer to play baseball. He has been a member of the History, Spanish and National Honor Societies. Anthony has also participated in the Dream Team, student government, and other organizations while at JH Rose. He has maintained best friend status with Max VanCoutren and Hunter Christopher, who all attended Saint Peter Catholic School. "One of the funniest times was when I turned the light off in the bathroom on Mr. Hughes. I had no idea he was in there. Mr. Hughes and Mr. Blick were always great," he writes. "Saint Peter Catholic School prepared me for life by having God be the central part of the day. Having God as the central part of life helps you handle whatever comes your way. Having that foundation has helped me throughout and will continue as I move forward to college."
Hannah Porter, SPCS Class of 2014, graduated from J.H. Rose in June, 2018. She was involved in the Student Government Association, and held the role of class vice president for the last two years. Hannah was in several honor societies and clubs, and was a writer for the student newspaper ‘Rampant Lines’ for three years. Her senior year, she was a section editor for the paper as well. Outside of school, Hannah was very involved with the Young Life ministry and led the girls at Hope Middle School for two years. Hannah is attending Meredith College to further my education. She was selected as a recipient of an academic merit scholarship, as well to be a member of the Honors Program. She plans on double majoring in Child Development and Spanish, with the goal of becoming a speech pathologist. "I feel that SPCS prepared me for academics as it has established in me a strong work ethic and a determination to do well, and strengthened my faith life going into high school," Hannah writes.
Megan Reisch, SPCS Class of 2014, will graduate from J. H. Rose High School in June. At Rose, she has been active in many organizations and has played multiple sports. Lacrosse has been her primary sport, where she was co-captain both junior and senior year. Megan’s fondest memories from SPCS include the friendships formed with some of her closest friends. She also really appreciates the caring staff that taught her good study habits that prepared her for high school. Saint Peter’s faculty goes above and beyond to prepare their students for academic success in high school. Megan says she really saw the advantage of coming from a rigorous school like Saint Peter. This preparation will continue to carry forward in academics and life. Megan will be attending the United States Air Force Academy in the fall. She is looking forward to her next great adventure!
Kaki Thorell, SPCS Class of 2014, will be joining the ECU honors college in the fall as a Chancellor’s Fellow. This honor awards a scholarship in the amount of tuition for four years. She is ending her high school career at JH Rose as Senior Class president and is looking forward to life as a Pirate!
Kaki says her fondest memories of Saint Peter Catholic School include Mr. Hughes’ class and forming lasting friendships with wonderful people. She says, “SPCS instilled in me a great work ethic, helped me to develop strong study habits, and gave me the educational head start I needed in high school.”
Caleb Flowers, SPCS Class of 2014, continued his Catholic education at John Paul II Catholic High School, where he was named Valedictorian of the Class of 2018. He plans to attend the University of Virginia as a QuestBridge Scholar and Access UVA Scholar, where he will major in International Relations to prepare him for law school. His goal is to become an International Human Rights Attorney. He credits his academic success and spiritual growth to the foundation he experienced at St. Peter as well as the support of his family.
Caleb's fondest memory are of the attentive and caring staff. He recalls many times when teachers have given him opportunities to try innovative assignments meant to tap into his creativity and knowledge, such as History Day. He feels that the superior curriculum and moral compass he received from Saint Peter have helped him to remain competitive in life after grade school, while given him a strong center of belief.
Allison Gallagher, SPCS Class of 2014, will graduate from DH Conley High School and will attend Wake Forest University in the fall. Nine years at Saint Peter Catholic School prepared Allison to succeed in high school. Academically, she was Chief Junior Marshal her junior year. Allison ran varsity cross country all four years and played on the club lacrosse team all four years. She serves as President of the National Honor Society, President of the Teen Court Program, and is an Ambassador for the Health Sciences Academy. She participates in the Brody School of Medicine Honors Medical Research Program and Vidant VolunTeen Program, along with several other honor societies and clubs.
Allison’s fondest memories include Mrs. Groom’s 7th grade English class and the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. The academic, spiritual, and leadership gifts that she received at St Peter Catholic School built the foundation for success in high school and beyond
Liam Dao, SPCS Class of 2014, is the winner of North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarship, University of North Carolina’s Morehead-Cain Scholarship, East Carolina’s University Scholars Program and University of Alabama’s Presidential Scholarship. Liam was also named a 2018 Coca-Cola Scholar and will receive a $20,000 college scholarship. He also won a $10,000 scholarship from Modern Woodmen of America and a $1,000 James L. White Scholarship. He has received awards from Greenville Humans Relation Council for his community service efforts with Paint the Drain, was recognized by YSA as an Everyday Young Hero through Youth Changing the World and was a 2017 Points of Light recipient. Liam will be attending North Carolina State University this upcoming fall as a Park Scholar. In addition, he has served as a camp counselor for Love A Sea Turtle, been an assistant coach for little league, played tennis for DH Conley and is a certified SCUBA diver.