With a 4.13 GPA and 3 perfect scores on AP Tests, he is a member of the National Honor Society and is the President of the Italian National Honor Society. Ryan is the a member of the Thomas Jefferson Historical Society and has received an Honorable Mention at the National Italian Exam in 2015 and 2016. In 2014, he took a bronze medal for the National Spanish Exam.
Throughout his high school career, Ryan has been a part of the cross country and track teams as well as indoor track and swimming. The cross country team is a 3 time AA East Region Champion, and in 2014 the team was the State Runner-Up and the State Champion in 2015. Ryan has been named to the cross country All-Conference team 4 times, the All-Region team 4 times, and the All-State 3 times. He was chosen 2 times for the Richmond Times Dispatch 1st Team All-Metro. In his indoor track career, Ryan was a State Champ for 4 different events, and he holds 2 school records. For outdoor track, he took 5 different State Championships and holds 2 school records. Ryan also competed at the New Balance Nationals 3 times for outdoor track. Outside of his athletic accomplishments, Ryan is the President of both the Italian Club and the Hackey Sack Club at Maggie Walker. He is the class spirit captain and a student ambassador. His other involvement includes the Model UN, Key Club, and We the People.
Ryan has worked with various organizations giving back to the community. He has been involved with Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. Ryan has participated with MORE, a foundation which collects shoes and HOLA, a project with Oakgrove Bellemeade Elementary. He is even the youth group leader at Salisbury Presbyterian Church.
Ryan is now in the running for the $10,000 scholarship.
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