Congratulations to Bishop Kenny High School senior Ryan Bell for being selected by the Exchange Club of Jacksonville as the Male Student of the Year. Ryan was selected based on Outstanding Scholarship, Leadership, Community Service, and Character. Mr. David Sian, Chair for the State of Florida Exchange Club said, “This year we have had the most rigorous selection process, in the most competitive schools with the best-prepared students in the state.” Ryan Bell is to be commended for his stellar high school career and was awarded a $2,000 scholarship with the opportunity to compete in the District Competition on West Palm Beach, FL.
Ryan has received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy and will begin immediately after graduation. Ryan is also very active in the BK and Jacksonville communities and has accrued over 750 service hours since his freshman year. Ryan is the Cadet Lt. Commander, Commanding Officer of BK NJROTC, and an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America Troop 485. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, the Joe Berg Society, and an Extraordinary Minster of Holy Communion. Ryan has been the Student Government Treasurer, a member of the German Honor Society, Catholic Athletes for Christ, and Lead Altar Server for BK school masses. Ryan has been a varsity member of both the Cross Country team and the Wrestling team for four years. He holds certifications for the American Red Cross Lifeguarding First Aid/CPR/AED and is a NAUI open water certified scuba diver.