Senior Spotlight: Ryan Schenck Says EHS Allowed Him to Make His Own Path

Ryan Schenck, one of the 2019 Prep Elite from Edina High School
Inspiring students from the class of 2020.

This article originally appeared as part of the story Senior Spotlight in the August 2019 issue. Read the profiles of other inspiring Edina High School students here: Mariam Diaby, Bennett Dykstra, Caroline Bercaw

Meet some exemplary students of the Class of 2020. We shine a Senior Spotlight on students at Edina High School who are dedicated, hard-working, have a mind for service and enjoy giving back to the community.

Ryan Schenck was nominated for his strong academics and character. Ryan is on the tennis team and has a vigorous academic course load. He also plays cello in the school’s concert orchestra. Last year, he and his friends made up a chamber orchestra and played in senior homes.

“Going to Edina, it’s benefitted me and given me opportunities,” Ryan, who is part of the school’s College Possible program, says. “Edina has a wide variety of courses and classes and different extracurricular activities that allow me to make my own path. I get to pick and choose what I want. I’m not limited. It’s such a large school, but Edina can be individualistic.”

Ryan plans to study business with a focus on finance. His past experience on Edina High School’s robotics team has inspired him to minor in
computer science.