McCully and Copas named Riverside Seniors of the Month


Riverside High School has announced their Seniors of the Month, Rylee McCully and Nate Copas.

Name: Rylee McCully

Parents: Randy and Staci McCully

School activities & awards: Marching Band, Pep Band, Concert Band, NHS, BPA, Student Council, Interact

If I were principal for a day: In the morning, I would bring in puppies and we would have a puppy petting zoo. For lunch, Raising Cane’s would be catered and then we would have a dance party in the gym.

Favorite school memory: Traveling to away football games with the marching band and singing the entire way there.

People who have been an inspiration to me include: My parents, Rob Starnes and Makayla Brandyberry

Lately, I have been reading: The book of Esther

My advice to parents: Be your kid’s biggest cheerleader, but don’t forget to be honest with them.

My biggest regret: Putting so much pressure on myself and not looking for joy in the little things.

Most embarrassing moment: Tripping and almost falling as we were marching out of the stadium after one of our football games.

Next year I will be: Attending Cedarville University majoring in Worship.

Name: Nate Copas

Parents: Doug Copas and Kristen Switzer

School activities & awards: Football (4 years), Basketball (4 years), Track (3 years), Baseball (2 years), National Honors Society, Technical National Honors Society, Business Professionals of America, Pirate Advisory Committee, Student United Way, Student Council, Senior Class Officer, Honor Roll (4 years), Perfect Attendance (2 years)

If I were principal for a day: I would extend Christmas break to a month.

Favorite school memory: Winning the school’s dodgeball tournament.

People who have been an inspiration to me include: Dad, Mom, Skyler Hudson, Seth Bodenmiller and Devon Hodge

Lately, I have been reading: The Last Lecture

My advice to parents: Even though I am growing up, I will always want you in my life.

My biggest regret: Not realizing soon enough that I don’t have to apologize for other people’s mistakes.

Most embarrassing moment: Getting caught at the 3-yard line on the football field.

Next year I will be: Attending The Ohio State University at Lima for Engineering.