Portersville Christian School celebrated its first Homecoming in memory at a recent home basketball game during which alumni were honored, and the school’s first Homecoming King and Queen were crowned.
Seniors Wade Henderson of Ellwood City and Christin Oesterling of Slippery Rock were voted Homecoming King and Queen.
After high school, Henderson will attend Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois and study Urban Ministry. He is the son of Matt and Jennifer Henderson of Ellwood City.
Oesterling is the daughter of Lon and Sharon Oesterling of Slippery Rock. She will major in Criminal Justice at either Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia; Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio; or Slippery Rock University.
In addition to the Homecoming festivities, Mary McDonald was honored after scoring her first points at the same home game. The senior reached 1,000 points in January, capping off a stellar career with the school’s Varsity Girls team.
McDonald, a four-year letter-winner, plays center, and will appear – along with Oesterling – in the SWCAC Tournament Championship game, Saturday, being held at Community College of Allegheny County’s Allegheny Campus on Pittsburgh’ North Side.
She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Michael McDonald of Slippery Rock Borough. She hopes to attend Grove City College, major in molecular biology, and play on the Women’s Basketball team.
“We’re proud of our students’ accomplishments. Wade and Christin, our homecoming king and queen, are both students who volunteer in missions and plan to pursue vocational ministry careers,” said R. Lee Saunders, Head Administrator of Portersville Christian School. “Mary is an excellent athlete, and is also a mission volunteer, as well as the leader of our mission team.”
Founded in 1963, Portersville Christian School educates students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, and draws students from Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, and Mercer counties.