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ASB changes people for the better

Geronimo at the ASB field trip

Sophomore Vice President Ryan Geronimo strives to contribute positivity to Carlmont’s campus.

Among his peers, Geronimo is known as the laid-back chill guy that tries to bring his fun energy to the hallways of Carlmont. To fulfill his idea, Geronimo went into freshman year signing up to be in ASB.

Later, Geronimo ran for freshman vice president. Two years later, he is still the Carlmont class of 2017’s vice president.

“I wanted to join ASB and run for vice president because I believed and still do believe that I can make a difference and make Carlmont a better place for everyone,” said Geronimo.

Since joining ASB, Geronimo has been able to gain new values such as having integrity in everything he does.

Along with his honesty, Geronimo’s public speaking skills improved greatly.

“Ryan has definitely changed since coming into ASB. After working with him everyday, I can positively say that he’s gained more confidence in his public speaking and his organizational skills have improved since freshman year,” said sophomore class president Liam Jocson.

In his daily life, Geronimo uses his ability to be social with everyone around him while spreading his positive energy. “I was less outgoing before ASB. Its defiantly taught me to take risks and to put myself out there,” Geronimo said.

His friends believe that Geronimo can bring light to a situation but still has good advice and can be serious when needed.

“As a person, I try to connect with my acquaintances on both serious and humorous levels, so I like when people know both,” said Geronimo.

In addition to trying to make a change at Carlmont and being a good friend to others, Geronimo also goes through the day trying to live up to his older brother Shawn’s legacy.

Coming into high school, Geronimo joined ASB because it was what his brother did. Geronimo wanted to follow in his older brother’s footsteps and make him proud.

“I think about it all the time. But, when I talk to my parents about it, they tell me to write my own story. My goal for high school is to do exactly that. Although I’m doing the same things my brother did, I am building on them, in hopes of improving what he did and making it my own,” said Geronimo.

To him, what makes all his hard work worth it, is his older brother being proud of what he has accomplished.

It isn’t always the easiest task for Geronimo to set himself apart from everyone else, but Geronimo keeps up his confidence through the highs and the lows that life puts him through.

“Always stay positive in everything you do,” said Geronimo.




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Hana Wong
Hana Wong, Staff Writer
Hana is a 14-year-old sophomore in Journalism 2. She likes to draw, swim, and eat.

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