Ryan Roach

Grain Valley High School

Ryan Roach
Grain Valley High School

Top 1 percent; president of the National Honor Society; earned a 4.15 GPA; received a 34 on the ACT exam; National Merit Commended Scholar and named to the Principal’s Honor Roll throughout high school; All-conference and All-district in Academic Bowl; president of the Student Council and member of the Foreign Language Club.

1 To what do you attribute your academic success?
I’m a very competitive person, and I have a great support system of friends and family.

2 Who was your biggest influence on your studies?
My parents keep me focused and in line.

3 What was your favorite activity in high school? Why?
I enjoyed academic bowl a lot because it gave me an opportunity to do what I am good at – compete against other intelligent students and be around my friends.

4 What college do you plan to attend and why?
I am going to the University of Missouri-Columbia.

5 What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?
As a successful member of the work force, preferably in a mathematics field.