Mr. Porter…back in the 80’s

John Porter, T.C. Williams Principal 1984-2006


On Fulfilling the Promise…

I hope you are all safe and healthy, Titans. I am so very proud of our “Titan Heritage.” Having served as principal for 22 years, T.C. will always be a part of who I am; and I know that each one of you carries a little piece of T.C. along with you too. Each of us carries our Titan Spirit & our Titan Pride along wherever we go. You felt it every day in the halls, at the big game, at graduation, and you feel it now whenever you see or hear from a fellow Titan.

It’s our turn to show today’s Alexandria City High School students that we care about them and that we believe in them. As the Chair of the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s “Clash of the Titans” I’m asking you to join me in supporting The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, and today’s Titans in need.

Did you know that 2 out of 3 families at today’s Alexandria City High School live near or below the poverty level. These families have difficulty putting food on the table let alone saving for college.  

I can say without hesitation that since 2020 given the enormous impacts of COVID-19,  Titan students and families with financial need need our help and support now more than ever. COVID and its economic impacts hit local families who live near the poverty level the hardest. Layer on top of that the unique challenge of virtual learning for students from low-income households, and you begin to understand the gravity of the crisis. The financial support of the Titans who came before them will show this new generation of Titans that we care, and that we believe in them. We can show them that college dreams and success can become reality, despite a global pandemic and all its challenges and despite their financial situation.  Please give during the 2021 Clash of the Titans.

What is “The Clash of the Titans?” It’s a friendly annual competition that pits Titan Alumni graduating classes against one another to raise funds for the Scholarship Fund — all in the name of sending kids to college. 


It’s great because it helps today’s kids get to college, but it is also a great reason for us come together in the name of our Titan Pride. You can track the results on social media and the SFA website…and give to keep your graduating class in the lead. CLICK TO GIVE NOW.

Support The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria during the Clash of the Titans, now through November 26th. Because If we ALL do our part, if we all give, we can make sure that all hard-working students can fulfill their promise, that they are not left behind.

The Scholarship Fund, based at Alexandria City High School, is a non-profit that works to ensure that ALL Titans, regardless of their financial need, have the opportunity to go to college.  Incredibly, since 1986 SFA and its supporters have helped send nearly 5,000 Titans to college and awarded more than $17 million in scholarships. Many of you out there actually received a scholarship from SFA…and now is a great time to Give Back.

Will you please join me and over 1,500 Titan alumni and generous Alexandria residents and business leaders in supporting scholarships for Titans in need?   

Please donate today to help today’s Titans fulfill their promise of attending college, and also to help your class win “The Clash of The Titans.” Last year, Class of 2001 won, who’s going to take ‘em down this year?? The Clash runs thru November 26…

I also hope that as you plan and gather at your {virtual} class reunions this year that you will consider joining together to create a scholarship to honor your graduating class and send one of today’s Titans to college.

Thank you…and remember, Once a Titan, Always a Titan!

John Porter, Principal



Chair, Clash of the Titans & Fall Fund Drive

Scholarship Fund of Alexandria