Student: Ryan Washington
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Classification/Major: Sophomore, Government Major
Ryan Washington named this week’s Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar
Ryan is a sophomore studying government at Bowie State University. He dreams of entering public service to make a positive difference in people’s lives. After graduation, he plans to attend law school, serve in the U.S. Air Force and eventually become a U.S. Senator.
Ryan is an Honors Program student and an active student leader. He is the Sophomore Class President and a resident assistant. He has also volunteered to feed the homeless at local shelters and participated in campus clean-ups.
He says his parents are the most influential people in his life because they taught him to treat people with the respect they deserve.
His motto is: “Take one thing at a time.” Life throws many challenges at you all at once, but if you tackle each problem at a time, you can accomplish anything.