Upcoming graduate Ryan Huddleston, is excited to pursue a future in world-wide design. Huddleston is involved in a plethora of activities, mainly in the arts and literature department. Undeniably fascinated with the world of fine arts, Huddleston has set some large goals for himself moving forward in his life.
Like many other seniors, Huddleston has been involved in many activities at North Cross. Huddleston’s involvement ranges from sports as volleyball manager and hockey, to live theater, musicals, and concerts.”Both on and behind the stage during Musicals/ plays,” Huddleston comments about his love for performing, “it’s always such a lively environment, in which I have fun hanging out with all of my friends.” In addition to activities, Huddleston has been involved in Model UN, school pep-rallies, the decorating committee in middle school, sang the pre-game national anthem at sporting events, and has previously been a Raiders mascot.
“I've had the joy of knowing Ryan since he was an 8th grader and hung around in the middle school after-school study hall,” Mr. Brandon says. “He's still the joyful, talented person he was when I met him.” Brandon also praises Huddleston’s art skills, acting chops, and singing. Brandon recalls Huddleston pranking teacher Mrs. McGinn by changing her desktop to a “silly photo”. Brandon notes the only difference in Huddleston is his height change, and increase in sarcasm.
Huddleston’s hobbies outside of school reflect on his in-school interests. Huddleston enjoys costume and fashion design, art, choir, and boating. In the future, Huddleston would like to pursue a career in world-wide design. This includes the areas of fashion, interior design, art, and music. “Ryan is a creative and artistic young man,” Biology teacher, Mrs. Dickenson, says, “He knows what he wants and pursues it with the force of a tornado.”
While he closes his last year of high school, Huddleston reflects on his favorite things about North Cross. When asked what events he enjoyed, Huddleston said: “All of the opportunities that NCS offers to their students, such as Global Studies Trips, live stage performances, sports, community service, and art shows.”
As he looks towards his artistic future , Huddleston’s high school career has shown nothing but his passion for the arts.
Written by Helen Hertz