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Student of the week: Ryan M. Okonski

Waite High School


Ryan Okonski



School subject: Physics

Extracurricular activity: Carpentry

Hobbies: Learning how to play a new instrument

Car: The one that works

Store: Guitar Center

Musical artist: Shinedown

Movie: Star Wars

TV show: That 70's Show


Cafeteria food must-have: Bagels

Last book read that wasn't required: Serpent, by Clive Cussler

Pet peeve: People changing themselves just to fit in

Persons most admired: My parents

Person I'd like to meet: Abraham Lincoln

Items always in my locker: Books

First job: Masonry

Top accomplishment: Being on track to graduate from high school in the top 10 of my class


After-graduation plans: Study engineering at the University of Toledo, then transfer to a school that specializes in engineering, possibly nanotechnology

Career goal: Enjoy whatever my job is

Quote from teacher: "Ryan is a quiet, unassuming, and hard working young man," said Robert Materni, construction teacher. "He is a positive role model to his fellow peers. He is very deserving of this honor."

-- Information is compiled for The Blade by the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West.

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