Kurtis Michael Popkes was born to his parents, Wade and Shelly Popkes, on February 20, 1997. He also has a close relationship with his brother Kalvin and their family pet, Rocky.
For the last four years Kurtis has been busy playing football, running in track, singing in choir, and representing Central Lyon in FFA. As for his academics, he stays busy with Spanish IV, physics, calculus, economics, and government. Outside of school Kurtis enjoys spending time with his church’s youth group, FRED. Among all of his favorite, he enjoys the movie “The Dark Knight,” eating ice cream, or reading “The Cat in the Hat.”
Looking into the future, Kurtis plans to join the United States Air Force after graduation. He simply wants to travel the world and love life. When he looks back on his high school career, his time spent at state track really sticks with him. As words of wisdom to the underclassmen he suggests to “Stay Classy” through high school and in life.
By: Chastity Henrichs