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Robert Ryan Elliott

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  • 2013 EQT Students of Excellence

    2013 EQT Students of Excellence

    The EQT Students of Excellence Scholarship Program honors high school seniors from throughout West Virginia who are making a difference in their communities.
    The EQT Students of Excellence Scholarship Program honors high school seniors from throughout West Virginia who are making a difference in their communities.

County: Marion

High School: North Marion High School

GPA: 3.7

Activities and achievements: Ryan's academic success is rivaled only by his success as a student athlete. He has been captain of the football team for the past two years and was a state qualifier with his shuttle hurdle team in track. He has been a state qualifier in wrestling for the past three years and won a state championship in his weight class last year. Ryan participates in his county technical center's electrical trades program, and he is a member of student council, the National Honor Society, the National Technical Honor Society and the spirit club. He is active with his church and has volunteered for Toys for Tots, the Special Olympics and at Wonderland Learning and Child Care Center.  

Plans: Ryan plans to complete his certificiation as an electrician by the time he graduates from high school. He wants to continue wrestling in college and already is being recruited by several Division II schools. He is considering majoring in a field of engineering.