Bryan R. | Superstition Mountain Branch
Bryan joined the Superstition Mountain Branch during a period of difficult transition for his family, and immediately experienced a sense of calm and relief inside the Club’s big blue doors. His parents’ divorce meant constantly moving around – but the Club was a stable, fun place for him to learn and grow. Because of the Club, Bryan has had the opportunity to join Lego Robotics, participate in character & leadership programs like Torch Club and Keystone, and even meet NFL players like Andre Reed and Rondale Moore! He enjoys teaching younger members how to code as he once learned at the Club, and always steps up when staff members need help.
Whether at school or at the Club, Bryan stands out among his peers for his integrity and willingness to stick up for what’s right. He prides himself on being the first one to interject if a classmate is being bullied or mistreated and holds strongly to the importance of using his voice in difficult situations. He’s passionate about conservation, and aspires to become a construction welder.
Q: What advice would you give to other emerging leaders like yourself?
I would encourage emerging leaders to take advantage of all opportunities that they are given, regardless of if they might not get the reward. Sometimes we don’t know if we will master something if we don’t at least try it first, and if they believe in something they need to stand up for it. Being a leader is believing in yourself and speaking up for yourself rather than following someone or something you aren’t sure about.
Q: What is your favorite thing about High School?
My favorite thing about high school is that I get to learn new things and hang out with friends. I enjoy the learning challenges but also enjoy spending time with friends.
Q: What’s your favorite quote or saying?
“The hard days are what make you stronger.” Aly-Raisman
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