The Pueblo Chieftain: Boettcher Scholar Bayer revels in life’s little things

The Pueblo Chieftain: Boettcher Scholar Bayer revels in life’s little things

By Jon Pompia
The Pueblo Chieftain

2020 Boettcher Scholar Ryan Bayer of East High School plans to use his endowment to pursue a career in cardiology. Photo courtesy of the Pueblo Chieftain.

Although he boasts a 4.8 weighted and 4.0 unweighted GPA, is second in his class, and earned a coveted Boettcher Scholarship, East High School’s Ryan Bayer cites his most notable high school accomplishments as the little things in life.

“I made friends and relationships I will cherish for my life,” he said. “Some of my most memorable relationships are the ones I made within my community involvement. I attempted to involve myself in every volunteering activity I could.”

Bayer plans to use his Boettcher endowment — a full ride, four-year scholarship awarded to the state’s top graduating seniors — to attend Colorado State University: the first step to his goal of a career in cardiology.

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