Cardinal Ritter High School

Senior Connor Lynn Accepted to U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Cardinal Ritter senior Connor Lynn has been accepted into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, an academy with only a nine percent acceptance rate.

Connor began the rigorous application process his sophomore year. According to Lynn, West Point looks for an applicant profile to reflect a 60% focus on academics, 20% on leadership and 10% on athletics.  Applicants must obtain congressional approval and be medically cleared by the U.S. Department of Defense.

It's no mystery how Connor made the cut. While maintaining a GPA of 3.8, Connor has been a member of the swim team, track team, along with an array clubs, including Latin Club and Model UN. However, Connor seems to shine brightest off campus.

Connor has interned at the Marion County Republican Party for the past two years. He has worked closely with Indianapolis Republican leaders like Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson and Mayor Greg Ballard. During Connor's tenure, his responsibilities have included phone banking, constituent mailings and even filing financial reports and absentee voter forms. Connor is currently working on Mayor Greg Ballard's campaign.

Connor was also selected to be a delegate of Hoosier Boys State, a program created by the Indiana Department of The American Legion, to learn the impact of politics. In the summer of 2014, Connor was one of two representatives from Hoosier Boys State to represent Indiana at Boys Nation in Washington, D.C.

Connor will major in International Relations and has his eyes set on the Pentagon. He reports to West Point, New York in the middle of July.

When asked what he is most excited or nervous about, he said, "I am nervous about being away from my family because I won't get to talk to them for two months. But I'm excited about the West Point experience in general."

Connor Lynn is rare. Speak briefly with Connor and one understands that his journey is just beginning. The entire Cardinal Ritter community wishes Connor the best and will be following him in the years to come.

Runathon 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Runathon begins at 11:15 am with picnic and games to follow. Dismissal will be at 2:00 pm. This is the only all-school fundraiser and every student is asked to secure $75 in donations. Please remember that money raised from the Runathon helps keep tuition affordable for all Cardinal Ritter students! For all the Runathon information you need, download the packet.

Our School Goal:
$45,000 and 100% student participation!

If we reach our goal, there will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 22nd.
For questions or sponsorship information, contact Deb Downard.

Important Note:
Each student is responsible for raising $75 in order to participate in the Runathon.

T-Shirt Sponsors Needed:
We are seeking T-Shirt Sponsors for Runathon. The cost is $250 and includes your name or company name on over 800 t-shirts worn by students and staff.
Contact Deb Downard if you are interested.

Volunteer at Runathon:
If you are a parent looking for ways to honor your commitment of service, sign up to volunteer.

Online Payments:
If you wish to make an online contribution, including a T-Shirt Sponsorship,
click here to pay online.