Garden City High School Senior Spotlight: Nicolas Ragas

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Nicolas Ragas is a notably accomplished student at Garden City High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the National German Honor Society and is an AP Scholar with Honor. Beyond that, he has earned many accomplishments in a variety of areas.

Ragas is a three-year gold medalist in the AATG National German Exam and tutors students with the German language. He contributes to the Echo student newspaper as a writer and the world/national news section editor. He is also president of the German Club, president and co-founder of the Video Editing Club and was elected vice president of Senior Class Council. He won the Intramural Quiz Bowl with Team Slater earlier this school year.

In addition to his many academic interests, Ragas has been a member of Garden City’s cross country and track & field teams since the seventh grade and has been running at the varsity level since his sophomore year. Named cross country captain as a junior and senior, he runs a mile time of 4:54 and has a 5K time of 17:53.

Ragas gives back to the community by organizing fundraising activities through the German Club, including coat drives and nonperishable food collections for the Mary Brennan INN. He also volunteered with Island Harvest throughout the pandemic. He will be attending the College of William & Mary in the fall.

—Submitted by Garden City High School

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