From Staff Reports
Ryan Johnson, 18, a senior at Clinch High School, likes physical education because he likes playing different sports.
His parents are Gary and Melissa Johnson of Eidson.
His favorite singer is Luke Combs, favorite movie is “Deadpool,” favorite TV show is “Chicago Fire,” and his favorite book is “Boy in the Striped Pajamas.”
Ryan has served as basketball co-captain for three years, and as a volunteer firefighter for the Panther Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
In his spare time, Ryan like to hunt, fish, cut firewood, hang out with friends, play PlayStation 4 and spend time with family.
When asked what he would do if he won a million dollars, Ryan said he would give some money back to his parents, buy a garage to start his business, and give money to charity.
Ryan plans to attend the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Elizabethton to pursue a diesel degree.
His hero or role model is his father. “He has to work two jobs and he still manages to have time for his three children,” Ryan wrote.
Ryan has overcome losing his best friend in an automobile accident his sophomore year. “It has truly shown me to live each day like it’s my last day,” Ryan wrote.
He sees cell phones as being the greatest challenge facing youths today. “My generation is the last to work and play outside without having electronics 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” Ryan said.
Ryan’s most interesting place he has visited is Panama City Beach, Florida. “It was a very nice place,” he wrote.
If Ryan could change anything about his school, it would be by offering more vocational classes.
He advises freshman and other underclassmen to make as many memories as possible.
The greatest challenge facing America today, according to Ryan, is crime. “There are too many gang crimes, drug dealers and aggravated assaults,” he wrote.
Ryan’s most exciting event or moment in his life was when he scored 29 points in a game his freshman year.