Isaiah Zackary Ryan, 18, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High school’s November Students of the Month. His parents are Joe Ryan and Melissa Ryan-Bergstrom, and he has two brothers, Carter and Kael and a sister, Abby.
Favorite class: AP psychology, because it is far more unique than any other class I’ve taken in the past. All activities are pretty fun and intriguing.
Least-favorite class: Any math class.
Favorite teacher: Taylor Jackson, because I really enjoy the way she teaches the material. She gives 100 percent to the class, but also to every student, and she incorporates her personal events in teaching making it easier to learn the material. Shout out to Jennifer Drew and Chris Browne as well.
School activities in which you participate: Football, basketball and track. I’m the president of Warrior Nation Clubs and an active member of National Honor Society and the mentor program, and am the co-video editor-in-chief for broadcasting.
Civic, church, volunteer or activities in which you participate: I volunteer for the National Honor Society; the club presidents do a great job of providing opportunities to volunteer every week, and my most recent work was working concession stands at an underclassmen event.
Do you have a job? Over the summer I worked with the SHS tech department.
How would you describe your group of friends? Active. We’re always busy with sports or extracurricular activities. In our little free time, we enjoy hanging out with each other and just chilling.
What will you do after high school? I plan to attend a 4-year university and major in psychology or business, and play football there as well.
What is something you learned in high school that you think you’ll never use? Geometry… Mike Gottemoller will love this.
What kind of music are you listening to? I really enjoy listening to hip-hop and R&B. I’ve recently been on some Gunna, Playboi Carti and Billie Eilish. However, I’ll always be a Travis Scott loyalist.
What’s one thing in your life you can’t do without? I wouldn’t be able to live without my phone. It’s my way of communication and happiness to an extent. I’m usually on Twitter whenever you see me.
What is your advice for surviving high school? Definitely get involved. There are many clubs and activities that help you enjoy your time and gain relationships you won’t ever forget. Also, just work hard. It may sounds clichéd, but hard work pays off.
If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be? I wish we played music over the loud speakers during passing period, and I wish there was open lunch.
What scares you? Bats, don’t ask why.
If you could try any job for the day, what would it be? I’d like to be an astronaut. Riding in a space shuttle and going into space would be sweet.
If you could go any where in the world for free, where would it be? Easily Greece, because the views and beaches look pretty cool.
What is a good book you have read recently? “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger.
What is your proudest moment? Receiving All-State honors in football as well as conference defensive MVP. Making my family proud is something I enjoy.
Who is your hero/role model? My role models are my grandpa Kevin and grandpa Joe. Both have fun every day, and it’s awesome to look at them that way.
What do you think your life will be like 10 years from now? Hopefully, I have a steady job and a loving family.
Is there anything else you want people to know about you? I love seeing people succeed.
What is your life’s philosophy? Full send.
Shout out to: My bros, Cam and G, my lunch table and 114.