2023 Award of Excellence: Ryan Kortus, North High School

Ryan Kortus

Award of Excellence Characteristic: Community, Courage

Nominated by: Taryn Leal

Parent/Guardian: Kevin Kortus, Shannon Kortus

Schools Attended: St. Peter Catholic School, John Glenn Middle School, North High School

High School Experience: I’ve made friends and fond memories, learned countless lessons, and continued a legacy. Most importantly, I aimed to inspire others through merit and integrity.

Future Plans: I plan to attend trade school after the summer.

Mentor and Why Selected: SMSgt David Wilkinson has been my JROTC instructor for 4 years now. In that time, his guidance has taught me leadership, and has given me the courage to stand up for what is right. Words cannot properly express how much I have learned from Senior Master Sergeant Wilkinson.