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BHS senior selected as Daniels Scholar

When Ryan O’Callaghan started at Brighton High School as a freshman, he did not have any trouble hitting the ground running. He became very involved both inside and outside of the classroom. Ryan O'Callaghan in college gear

Ryan excelled in advanced placement, honors, and concurrent enrollment courses during high school, which ranked him as the 6th student with the highest grade point average in his graduating class. He is also an active member of the National Honor Society at BHS.  

Outside of the classroom, Ryan is very active in sports. He led the varsity tennis team as captain this year and qualified for state in singles. He also led the varsity track and field team as captain for two years and hopes to qualify for state this spring. 

Ryan’s hard work and leadership characteristics made him stand out to the Daniels Fund committee when he applied for this coveted scholarship. When Ryan found out he was selected as a Daniels Fund recipient, he was ecstatic. 

“This scholarship means a lot to me. Bill Daniels was a well-respected leader in his community, and I am honored to be deemed worthy of continuing his legacy,” Ryan said. 

“This scholarship will also help me reach one of my goals: to own my own construction business. I want to help serve the underrepresented and underserved people in this industry. This scholarship’s financial ease will put me one step closer to meeting this goal.” 

This coming fall, Ryan will attend Colorado State University to pursue a degree in construction management and has already been accepted into the honors program at the university. 

Ryan is looking forward to what’s next after high school. “I plan to make the most of every opportunity that college offers me and enjoy it while I can because it doesn’t last forever. I know there will be many memories to make, which I am most looking forward to.”

Congratulations Ryan! Your outstanding academic achievements and leadership is one more #ReasontoBelieve. #IBelievein27JSchools