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Perry’s Bella Porter – Basketball Spotlight – Presented by Stillwater Medical Clinic of Perry

By Scott Metz

Perry High School sophomore Bella Porter is an exceptionally talented, multi-sport athlete, playing softball, basketball, cheerleading, and golf, for the Perry Maroons. In softball, Bella is a catcher as well as a first baseman. In basketball, Bella plays both forward and guard. She is a well-rounded athlete, and has played softball for 13 years, and has played basketball for 8 years. She has done cheer for 4 years, and recently picked up golf, having played golf for around 9 months.

In terms of who motivates Bella the most, she looks towards her teammates. Bella expressed, “My teammates motivate me the most. Never wanting to let them down on my actions and decisions. The work ethic to make them better and myself is what helps me thrive in sports.”

In regard to her biggest role model, Bella stated, “My dad is my biggest role model. He is my biggest cheerleader no matter what sport it is. He helps me strive to being the best person I can be. He never lets me give up when it gets hard. “

When it comes to a favorite teacher, Bella did not hesitate to answer. Bella stated, “Rachel Hall has made the biggest impact for me. When I moved to Perry from Morrison, it was a very drastic change. But Mrs. Hall also moved in from a different town to teach in Perry that year. We instantly clicked. We talked about are favorite books that we have read. One of my favorites is how we both loved Harry Potter so much. She helped me come out of my shell and made the transition so much easier.”

In addition to playing four sports, Bella is involved with other extracurricular activities. Bella explained, “I am on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership Team, Yearbook, Student Council- Sophomore Chairman, youth group, and help in with my sister’s basketball team.”

After graduating from high school, Bella plans on pursuing higher education. “I plan on going to college after high school to achieve a Pharmacy Degree. I hopefully will be able to attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University.”

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