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Fletcher Ryan, a senior at Brainerd High School, plans to go to college for mech

Fletcher Ryan

Year: Senior.

Age: 17.

Art focus: Pottery II.

Adviser nomination: “Fletcher is an exceptional potter. He is a quick learner and strives to

increase his ability every day. It has been a great experience watching him grow as an artist each and every day.”

What interested you in pottery? “I took it in middle school because I like building stuff. I didn’t like it at first. Mr. (Bob) Johnson (art teacher at BHS) got me into the pottery wheel.”

What do you like about the wheel? “You can make things more clean and neat. Your work looks professional, really good.”

What are your plans after high school? “I plan to go to college for mechanical engineering. I’ve applied at the University of Minnesota but not sure yet where I’ll go.”

Artist most admired: Mary Toumi.

Memorable fine arts achievement: Learning how to use the pottery wheel.

Favorite subject: Science.

Favorite TV series: “Modern Family.”

Favorite book: “Too many to pick from.”

Favorite movie: “Transformers.”

Favorite song: “Right Above It.”

Favorite restaurant: “El Tequila.”

Extra-curricular activities: “Football.”

Parents: Bob and Amy Ryan of Baxter.

Honorable mention: Tyler Jay, senior, Brainonian: Jay’s adviser said, “Ty is already stepping up in yearbook. He is always the first to volunteer and always willing to help his classmates. He puts in a lot of time outside of class for yearbook as well.”