Posted Date: 03/10/2022
The March Rotary Students of the Month from Perryton High School attended the club’s meeting on Thursday, March 10. Hope De Santiago and Cuyler Feger, along with their parents, enjoyed a meal at The Perryton Club and the PHS seniors spoke to the group about their high school experiences and their future plans.
Hope is the daughter of Pete and Nicole De Santiago; she has three siblings, Hannah, Hadley, and Samuel. She is active in Student Council, Cheerleading, Choir, Prom Committee, and National Honor Society. Her favorite subjects are English and Literature because she’s always loved to read and write and she loves learning how to develop her skills in those areas.
Hope says it’s hard to pick just one teacher who has influenced her with so many good options. “If I had to choose just one though, I would say Mrs. Francis Zavala.” Hope says. She looks up to her, and she has learned many valuable lessons in her class.
She advises underclassmen to “Enjoy your time at PHS, it is fleeting. You will blink and suddenly it is time to graduate.” Hope also advises fellow students to “Never fall asleep in Mr. McLarty’s Class, or ask to use the restroom in Coach Hodge’s Class.”
Her future plans are to attend Texas Tech and major in Secondary Education and to focus on English Literature. Her dream is to become Mrs. Zavala.
Cuyler, the son of Curtis and Jennifer Feger, has two siblings, Clay and Abby. He’s involved in football, Basketball, Track, NHS, Snack Pack for Kids, the Team Tatum Tournament, and Student Council.
His favorite subject is Economics because it helps him prepare for the future. When asked about his most influential teacher or coach, he says, “It’s hard to pinpoint one coach when several have made a huge impact on my life.”
He advises those who follow him is to, “Show up, do the work, and let your results speak for themselves.”
Cuyler is still weighing his options for the future but sees himself raising a family and continuing to work hard and to be successful.
Cuyler Feger and Hope De Santiago are two great representatives of Perryton High School and the Class of ‘22.