PHS Senior Named Winner in Peachjar’s Student Success Story Contest

By: Portage High School Last Updated: January 7, 2019

Portage-IndiansPortage High School senior Sanja Kirova has been named a winner in Peachjar’s Student Success Story contest.

The contest highlights students who have been impacted by after-school programs in the community.

This school year, Kirova organized She Can Tech, an after-school group club offered through the Portage Boys and Girls Club. Kirova’s club encourages elementary-aged females to pursue their interests and learn more about the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. While attending the six workshops presented each session, participants learn STEM terminology, take part in a variety of activities, and discover the possibilities available to them in middle school, high school, and beyond. At the end of the session, the participates attend a showcase, where their families and friends can see what they learned in the workshops.

Kirova is a member of her school’s award-winning robotics team, the Porta-Botz, led by Project Lead the Way teacher John Kappes. She also serves as president of the PHS National Honor Society and was named the class of 2019’s Distinguished Young Woman.

Kirova said that being involved in the community not only motivates her to do well but allows her to leave a lasting impact as well.

As a contest winner, Kirova’s story will be featured on Peachjar’s website and shared on their social media pages.

Peachjar is a company that serves Portage Township Schools, allowing the district and its community partners to send visually appealing flyers and newsletters to PTS families.