Posted Date: 01/11/2022
The Perryton Rotary Club recognized their Students of the Month for January at their meeting on January 6, 2022. Perryton High School seniors Kilee Cowan and Jonathan Alaniz were selected for the honor. The students and their parents attended the meeting. Kilee and Jonathan had an opportunity to speak to the club about their current activities at PHS and their future plans.
Kilee is the daughter of Kyle and Shauna Cowan and has two siblings, Ella and Hadlee. She has played softball for four years, been in FFA for four years, and 4H for five years. Kilee has been on the Prom Committee her Junior and Senior years and the FBC youth group for four years. She’s also part of the Pathways program.
She picked Ag as her favorite subject because it teaches good work ethics and responsibility. She picked Mrs. Amy Gibson as the teacher who has influenced her the most because “She has helped me a ton throughout my senior year with my college classes.”
Her advice to underclassmen is to “enjoy all four years, it goes by fast.”
Kilee’s future plans are to pursue her dream to own her own cosmetology salon and to have a beautiful family.
Jonathan is the son of Ezequiel and Dora Alaniz. His siblings are Ezequiel, Enrique and Rebeca Alaniz. He’s been involved in Cross Country, Track, National Honor Society and Snack Pack for Kids. He qualified for state cross country in 2019 and in 2020 the team qualified and finished in third place.
U. S. History and Biology are his favorite subjects. He finds them very interesting and the material can be applied in a future setting. Cross Country Coach Ulyses Lopez has influenced Jonathan the most. “He taught me how patience always plays an essential role in whatever one is trying.”
Jonathan’s advice to those that follow him is to, “Never let fear stand in the way of you attempting to achieve a goal.”
The Air Force is in Jonathan’s future. He wants to receive military flight training so he can later work for an airline as a commercial pilot.
Good luck to both of these exceptional students as they prepare for exciting futures.