2022 George Farber Outstanding Student Award Honoree

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Ryan Ladd

Career Preparatory High School
Bellmore-Merrick CHSD

Ryan is a diligent and dedicated student who is getting an early start on a career in engineering through a dual study program, in which he is taking college courses in conjunction with his high school coursework. He has earned a total of 17 college credits through Nassau Community College (NCC) and has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average. He is on track for a Regents diploma and is planning to continue his studies in college, where he will be majoring in engineering. In addition to tutoring his peers in a number of different subject areas, he helps them to navigate the NCC portal.

Ryan has created and led presentations for families, introducing them to the Career Preparatory High School program. He assists faculty and staff with all technology issues, and often offers suggestions that lead to school improvements. He is committed to helping outside of the classroom as well, to help his school community. He has been a significant contributor to the annual culinary cupcake mission, where students make treats and distribute them to local shelters.