Story of Will Ryan

Being a college junior can be hard. But Hastings College makes it easy. I am a second year sophomore by taking college credit classes while still in high school. My name is Will Ryan, a junior and second year student, studying to become a Broadcast Journalist double major with a sports emphasis as well as a coaching minor.  I play second base on the Hastings College Baseball team as well. My dream job would to be working at ESPN or some other sports network as a broadcaster or analyst. If that does not work out I would like to do something with stats as an analyst. Before coming to Hastings College I lived in a small town in Colorado named Wray where I graduated from Wray High School. While attending Wray High School I played football, basketball, and baseball. In 2012 I achieved my Eagle Scout with Troop 35 in Wray.

My first job was in the summer of 2013 a field manager for the city baseball fields. I helped out with jobs that needed to be done at the baseball fields such as: dragging the fields, lining them with chalk, cleaning trash cans and bathrooms, helping run concessions, and much more odd jobs. My second job was basically a promotion to head field manager. I led and helped do all those tasks listed before as well as helping run a summer baseball program for the children of town. I also was the head coach of a Cal Ripken (age 9-12) team and assistant for the Babe Ruth team (13-16). On top of all that I was the head umpire in town, needless to say that was a crazy summer and did not have much time.

I have attended countless scout meetings and events. Before I came to Hastings I earned the coveted rank of Vigil in the Order of the Arrow, also regarded as the “Honor Society of Scouting”. This honor is the greatest you can achieve in this organization. While earning my Eagle Scout I volunteered for many events and projects while also having to run my own project to help the community. I chose to build a fence between the river and road at our baseball field to help keep trash and baseball out of the river.

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