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Dylon Keith Rippeto

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County: Wood

High School: Parkersburg South High School

GPA: 3.61

Activities and achievements: Dylon is a dedicated volunteer at his school and in his community. In the summer, he participates in Work Camp, painting homes of low-income families, and he works at Camp Echo as a counselor for mentally- and physically-challenged people. As part of his school's RAZE program he speaks to local elementary school students about the dangers of tobacco use, and he also visits nursing homes. Dylon plays basketball and runs track, going with his team to the state championships and breaking several meet records. He also has helped coach youth basketball camps.

Plans: Dylon's experience volunteering at camps for people with disabilities has helped shape his career path. He wants to study speech pathology in college and become a speech therapist.