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Student Spotlight: Lauren Ryan '16


Senior Lauren Ryan plans to attend Purdue University. She is passionate about athletics and has been a fixture on the Crusader volleyball team for the past four years.

Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

By Cari Gallagher '93

Name: Lauren Ryan

Class: 2016

Grade School: Our Lady of Lourdes

Favorite School Subject: AP Psychology

Favorite Quote: “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” ~ Unknown

Favorite Book: “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom

Academic Honors: Four-Year President’s Academic Excellence Award recipient, Four-Year Scecina Scholar Athlete, ICC Academic All-Conference – Volleyball and Track & Field, National Honor Society

Co-Curricular Activities: Volleyball, Track and Field, Key Club, Student Ambassadors

Although she says her biggest obstacle is always staying on task, senior Lauren Ryan has been focused on success during her four years at Scecina. She has challenged herself to succeed in academics, excel in athletics, and grow in faith.

Lauren has earned high honor roll recognition every semester that she has been enrolled at Scecina. She pushes herself by taking college preparatory classes such as AP Psychology and Honors English. She will graduate with a 4.11 grade point average, ranked 14th in the highly competitive Class of 2016.

Lauren is passionate about athletics. “By playing sports at Scecina, I have had the opportunity to stay active and social,” she says. Lauren has been a fixture on the Crusader volleyball team for the past four years. She has earned All-City and All-Conference recognition. Last fall Lauren participated in the Don Shondell All-Star Volleyball Tournament, where she played with other young women from Tipton, North Harrison, Concord, Martinsville, and Goshen.

With graduation just days away, Lauren is looking ahead to the next step on her educational journey. She plans to attend Purdue University. Lauren also plans to continue developing as a servant leader by crusading for universal equality; marriage, gender, race, and class.

Lauren is the daughter of Chris and Debbie Ryan. Her father holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Indiana University. He works as an insurance claim supervisor. Debbie, a graduate of Purdue University, is a registered nurse. Lauren’s older sister Jessica ’15 recently completed her freshman year at the University of Kentucky.

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