Lion Student of the Month: Ryan Skillern

Lake Region High School senior Ryan Skillern of Naples has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “Student of the Month” for February.

Each month, area Lions Clubs recognize a Lake Region High School senior who has excelled academically. The recipient is honored at a Lions’ dinner meeting and is presented a monetary award.

Parents: Jill and David Skillern

Siblings: Paul and Sean Skillern

Activities: Varsity football, varsity lacrosse, National Honor Society and Spanish Club.

Community activities: Spanish tutor at Stevens Brook Elementary School, rec football league volunteer and Casco Halloween Party volunteer,

Hobbies: Hiking, fishing and traveling.

Future plans: Go to college to study International Relations, in hopes of studying International Law in the future.

Schools that you have or will apply to: Syracuse, Colby, Bowdoin, Dartmouth, Harvard, University of Rochester, SUNY Geneseo, Clark, Susquehanna, Drexel, University of Maine at Orono, Canisius and Niagara University.

Schools that you have been accepted to: Drexel, Susquehanna, University of Maine at Orono Honors College, Canisius and Niagara University.

What is your favorite class? RS. Spanish Four. I really enjoy learning a new language!

What is your toughest class? RS. AP (Advance Placement) U.S. Government. There are a lot of terms, information and material to learn all at once.

How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? RS. I do my best not to procrastinate. When I’m in school, I work hard to get my work done to limit the amount of work I have to do when I get home.

What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? RS. Apathy and peer pressure. Students fall so easily into not caring or doing their work.

Who has inspired you educationally? RS. Señora Hubka. She has a passion for Spanish which has always motivated me to learn and try my hardest.

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