Academic Spotlight: Quinten Porter

Congratulations to senior Quinten Porter, accepted at four universities, including the Savannah College of Art and Design and the College of Creative Studies (CCS). CCS has offered a $60,000 academic scholarship, and Quinten is waiting for other scholarship offers before making a final decision on college. 

Quinten’s intended college major is illustration. “I like being able to create a story in a singular image,” he said. 

His favorite class this year is Advanced Portfolio Art, and has also taken Studio Art and Advanced Art at DLS. He particularly enjoys digital painting. 

Quinten developed an interest in art as a child because he likes drawing. His favorite teacher at DLS is Mr. Jon Hicks, the former Art teacher who is now a stay-at-home father with his two young children.

An active student, Quinten has participated in various DLS activities, including the fall 2021 play, the Board Game Club, and First Robotics. He also appeared in the fall plays as a freshman and sophomore; the fall 2020 drama performance did not occur due to COVID. He considers the fall play in 2019, “Clue,” as his favorite high school memory. 

Quinten chose to attend DLS after attending open house, and being a “Pilot for a Day” and shadowing another student. 

“I liked the environment and decided DLS would be a good place to learn and make friends; DLS has met my expectations,” he said. 

Quinten attended Detroit Merit Charter Academy (formerly St. Ambrose School), and lives in St. Clair Shores with his parents Quason and Rotonda Porter.  

Academic Spotlight: Quinten Porter
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