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Senior Salute: Perry Mains

Posted at 4:11 PM, May 19, 2020

Perry Mains made a name for himself in academics, athletics, and the arts at Sayre School in Lexington.

The straight-A student played varsity soccer, was a manager of the boy's basketball team, and served as president of the Young Democrats Club.

He credits Sayre drama teacher Bo List with helping him find his voice as an actor.

"I definitely want to continue doing plays and shows, and straight drama plays in college, for sure. But if my path leads me to doing musical theater, I'd absolutely love to continue doing it."

He missed out on performing in his final high school musical, "The Addams Family," because of the coronavirus.

"It's really unfortunate, and it hit pretty hard. Not so much at the beginning of all this, that I wasn't going to be able to have a prom and graduate and be with my friends, but the last couple months of high school.

While he will not get to go to his senior prom or have a traditional graduation ceremony, he leaves Sayre with many fond memories.

"Sayre just fosters an incredible community in school for its students to not only get a stellar education but to also really bond with your classmates and your teachers. You make some really close, meaningful relationships that will give you memories and give you advice and give you great things for the future."

His future includes attending Tulane University in New Orleans and majoring in political science.

"I definitely would like to work in the political field in politics and potentially in law. So I guess my dream would be would be to become a really successful lawyer or to be a really good campaign manager."

Perry Mains has this message for the Class of 2020. "We're definitely gonna get through this, and we're going to get through it together. I think that's one of most important things to remember, no matter what happens, we're strong and resilient, especially the state of Kentucky. And so we're going to get through this together."