The Rotary Club of Rosemount is pleased to announce that Rosemount High School senior Ryan Condon was its Student of the Month for May 2014.
As a Rosemount High School student, Ryan challenged himself by taking many honors, AP, and CIS classes. He earned an academic letter each year during high school. He is a member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and Tri-M Honor Society. He also participated in the RHS concert band each year during high school.
Ryan’s passion for athletics was evident in his extracurricular activities. He ran hundreds of miles throughout Rosemount as he trained for track and cross-country events. During his high school career, he earned eleven varsity letters in three sports. He served as captain of two teams, and during his senior year, he was named Academic All-State in Cross-Country.
Service has also played a significant role in Ryan’s life. In 2008, Ryan’s father passed away after a ten-year battle with cancer. Ryan’s father played a key role in Ryan’s development as a young man, and he encouraged Ryan to seek out positive mentors and to give back when he could. Ryan followed his father’s lead in Scouting. As a Scout, Ryan helped with dozens of Eagle Scout projects after completing his own. He also became a Scout instructor.
Ryan credits service for helping him to avoid self-pity after his father’s death. It also revealed to him that many struggle with significant challenges like the one his family faced. He participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life for over a decade. Ryan also served as a volunteer ski instructor for an organization called Padraig’s Place. Each Saturday morning during the winter, Ryan joined a group of volunteers at Buck Hill to help mentally and physically challenged youth ski and enjoy the outdoors.
With high school graduation now behind him, Ryan will continue to serve as he joins the U.S. Coast Guard. He reported for duty on June 30, 2014 and is attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.