PPHS Class of 2022 Latin Award Winners

Kyle Abraham wins 2022 Illinois DAR Good Citizens Award

The Springfield Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to announce that Kyle James Abraham, son of Jim and Dawn Abraham, has won the 2022 Illinois DAR Good Citizens Award.

The DAR Good Citizens Award is presented to a high school senior who is active in both his or her school and community. Students must present a copy of their transcripts and provide two letters of recommendations, as well as detailing their school and community activities. If students wish to be eligible for a DAR Scholarship, they must also write an essay on an aspect of citizenship selected by the DAR.

Kyle was chosen by Pleasant Plains High School for the competition. In addition to his application, five other applications from local high schools were submitted to the Springfield DAR Chapter. All six applicants were honored at a ceremony in February, and Chapter Regent Susan Meister announced that Kyle was chosen as the Chapter winner. He received a certificate, pin, and financial award.

Competing against twelve other Chapter winners, Kyle won at the District level. His paperwork was forwarded to the State level, where he competed against the winners of six other Districts. At the Illinois DAR State Conference in Bloomington, Illinois, it was announced that Kyle was chosen as the 2022 Illinois DAR Good Citizens winner.

In Bloomington, Kyle was recognized for his District win. For his accomplishments at the State level, Illinois State Regent Debra Coe presented him with a certificate, pin and financial award, as well as a flag of the United States of America that was flown over the U.S. Capitol in his honor. It was also announced that his paperwork had been forwarded to compete with six other States at the Division level, and that he had won the North Central Division award. His paperwork was sent to Washington, DC to compete at the national level.

Illinois State DAR Good Citizens Chairman Lynn Gray states that Kyle is a stellar student. He has stated his intention to attend Yale University in the Fall and to pursue a degree in molecular and cellular biology with a minor in Spanish. In the future, he hopes to become a US Air Force physician.

PPMS April Students Of The Month


PPMS April Students of the Month- Congratulations to the following students for earning Student of the Month honors for April: Ellie and Abby McCann, Owen Johnson, Grayson Dodd, Bella Langiano, Sean Brennan, Maddy Hegele, and Andrew Potthoff

PPMS Wax Museum


PPMS recently hosted our 5th grade Living Wax Museum Open House. Students had a great time portraying historical figures such as: Bob Dylan, Amelia Earhart, Elvis Pressley, and many more.

PPHS Art Winners

  • The following students represented PPHS very well at the 2022 New Berlin Art Show. The students finished in the following categories:

    • 1st - Mason Cook - Painting

    • 1st - Aaron Eisenmann - Digital Painting

    • 1st - Farah Helton - Drawing

    • 2nd - Cinzia Pacione - Digital Painting

    • 2nd - Ellie Yates - Painting

    • 2nd - Joanna Harney - Drawing

    • 3rd - Preston Allender - Ceramics

    • 4th Jasmine Baxter - Painting

    • 4th - Joanna Harney - Drawing

    • 5th - Jenna Tabb - Drawing

    • 5th - Sophia Smith - Painting

    • 5th - Nina Gasparini - Painting

    • 5th - Julia Redmon - Drawing

    • HM - Abi Wolters - Drawing

    • HM - Rilee Moon - Painting

    • HM - Breeonna Needham - Painting

    • HM - Joanna Harney - Painting

    • HM - Jenna Tabb - Drawing

    • HM Mason Cook - Painting

  • Below are pictures of the first place pieces.

College Fair


In March, PPHS Juniors attended the Illinois Regional College Fair at Illinois College

MC3 Program

Jason Fanning and Josh Patton in the MC3 program attending the Springfield Clinic addition hosted by O'Shea Builders and site superintendent Paul Grussenneyer. Their visit focused on lean principles of construction as well as career pathways in the industry.

PPHS Scholastic Art Show Winners


Congratulations to the following students on their outstanding art work!

Preston Allender - bottom left

"Deja Blue" - Honorable mention - Ceramics

Cinzia Pacione - top right

"Foresight" - Honorable mention - Digital Art

Jenna Tabb - top left

"Self Portrait 4" - Silver Key - Drawing & Illustration

Farah Helton - bottom right

* "Mystic Cyclops" - Honorable Mention - Drawing and Illustration

* "Rage" - Silver Key - Drawing and Illustration

* "Rainbow Demon" - Gold Key, and American Visions Award Nominee (this will go on to New York, and is in the running for best of show in the nation.)

Congratulations to Jayden Veesenmeyer!

Jayden set a new school record in the indoor 60 with a time of 7.22.

FFA Week


Attached are some picture of our students during FFA Week! Bring your tractor to school day is always a sight to see.

Clothing and Textiles Class


One of the more exciting things in teaching is getting to see kids produce work and be creative in their own ways. The clothing and textiles class has been doing some great work recently. Attached are some pictures of some of the items they have been making in class from bags to pants to pillow cases!

Two new clubs added at PPHS


This year we were fortunate to formally add two new Clubs/Organizations to PPHS. We have added FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and FCCLA ( Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America). Congratulations to FBLA members Elyse Griminger (1st place Business Calculations), Jacob Metcalf (1st place Business Concepts), and Lydia Severino (1st place Organizational Leadership). These individuals will move on to compete at a state competition.

Last week FCCLA was able to go to their first leadership conference with FCCLA and Vanessa Tyler was elected as a section officer for the 2022-23 school year.

PPHS ACES Competition


On February 10, our students participating in ACES (Academic Challenge in Engineering and Science) competed at LLCC. The tests are based on first-year college courses in the select areas.

    • In our 700 Division, PPHS placed first with 496.9/500 points

    • Below are the results in which each of our students placed in the particular categories:

  • Biology

    • 1st - Kyle Abraham

    • 2nd - Carys Lacy

    • 3rd - Sydney Collins

  • Chemistry

    • 1st - Izzy Dossett

    • 2nd - Julia Drake

    • 3rd - Conner Dove

  • Computer Science

    • 1st - Conner Dove

    • 2nd - Patrick Conner

    • 3rd - Alex Sloman

  • Engineering Graphics

    • 1st - Campbell Beeler

    • 2nd - Patrick Conner & Alex Sloman

  • English

    • 3rd - Anna Moore

  • Mathematics

    • 1st - Nathan Hutcherson

  • Physic

    • 1st - Julia Drake

    • 2nd - Nathan Hutcherson

    • 3rd - Izzy Dossett

Illinois State Scholars


Congratulations to the following students for being named an Illinois State Scholar!

  • Kyle Abraham

  • Jasmine Baxter

  • Carly Bowsher

  • Sydney Collins

  • Isabella Dossett

  • Julia Drake

  • Katie Ebers

  • Kylee Garrett

  • Emma Griffeth

  • Nathan Hutcherson

  • Carys Lacy

  • Anna Moore

  • Adeline Niebrugge

  • Cinzia Pacione

  • Ashley Wolters

  • Hannah Yohannes

PPMS February Students of The Month!


Congratulations to the following students for earning PPMS student of the month honors. Destiny Scott, Will Reiss, Olive Johnson, Ryan Driskill, Madeline Welch, Amelia Krispinsky, Brody Bryant.