Kamryn Ryan was named the recipient of the 2019 Robert C. Menezes Sr. Memorial Community Scholarship on May 1 at Hahnville High School’s Junior-Senior Awards ceremony.
The $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated leadership abilities, academic achievement, and contributions to the local community. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior selected by the school and is in memory of Bob Menezes, who was coach and later principal of Hahnville High School for twenty years until his death from cancer in 1975.
“I was delighted Kamryn won the scholarship,” said Brian Lumar, HHS principal, who made the presentation of the award. “She is our Student of the Year and is well-deserving of this award. We are very proud of her, her accomplishments, and confident she will succeed in college.”
Ryan graduated summa cum laude, won the Superintendent’s Award and the Dow Award for four years. She served on the Student Council for four years, was Class President both her junior and senior years. She was a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Interact Club, and served on the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. She was a four-year gymnast, being an LHSAA Gymnastic Champion 2 years.
Ryan was very active at Celebration Church serving as an usher and participating in activities. She has served her community volunteering at Ashton Manor, the Ormond Nursing Home, the St. Charles Parish Alligator Festival, and hosted a Gymnastics Kiddie Kamp.
She is the daughter of Mike and Brandy Ryan of St. Charles Parish. Lauren plans to attend the University of Alabama and major in pre-medicine.