Ryan plays trumpet and is an active member of his high school band, jazz band, and symphonic orchestra. He has performed several times in the Westchester County School Music Association's All-County Band, as well as in the pit band for several plays. Ryan plans on auditioning for the All-State Band in the spring of 2000. When he is not launching rockets or shooting lasers, he also composes music. Ryan is also an active member of the Lakeland High School Debate Team and is the captain of the JV soccer team.
“By taking part in ThinkQuest, I've learned critical leadership and time management skills, as well as pooling the collective knowledge of the team into a single, focused concept.”
Ryan is a 15 year old sophomore at Lakeland High School. He loves to fly planes on his computer, and is always eager to learn something new and exciting. His hobbies are programming basic programs, breaking computers, fixing computers, breaking them again, composing music, playing in band, riding his bike, and having a good time. When Ryan grows up, he would like to become a math teacher.
Ryan plays the trumpet in the high school band, as well as the jazz band and symphony orchestra. This year, Ryan wants to get into Wig 'n' Whiskers (the high school drama club).
"I have learned a lot in ThinkQuest. Not only about the subject material, but also how to collaborate research and work with other people. I have also learned how to touch-type because of all the typing I have done. I feel that this endeavor will help me with my school work for years to come."
"I am what I am because I want to be."