Porter, a Truman, Arkansas, student read an astounding 503 books during the school year, over 50 books a month, more than a book every day of the school year.
"I knew I was going to win," Porter said. "It gave me an excuse to read."Apparently, Demarcus is also an athlete and he will be spending his summer getting into football shape, costing him some reading time, but he plans to keep his mind in shape at the same time by continuing to be a regular reader.
His reading list included all seven books in the Harry Potter series along with Twilight and Eragon series and several graphic novels in the Narto series to name a few.
He even read a history of China which he said was about "three inches thick."
Porter said he got most of the books from the school library but also would find a good comfortable chair to read in whenever he was at Barnes and Noble in Jonesboro.
"They have a little section there where you can read books," Porter said. "I'd read my favorites there."
Porter said he enjoys all types of books but especially likes history and old joke books the best and stories with a moral point to them.
Congratulations, Demarcus. You have a bright future ahead of you, young man.