Many of you may have seen this tall, mysterious person wandering the halls and fields of Pine Eagle Charter School. You may see his hooded silhouette walking from class to class. You may have seen him violently swinging on the swing set over the weekends. You may be lucky once in awhile to hear him speak. You may have felt a presence as he quietly found a place to stand behind you. Undeniably, this young man is Rhyan Ray Vannice.
He graciously accepted to be asked a few questions about himself so we may all be a little more enlightened. Only truly meaningful, deep, telling, mind-blowing questions were permitted to be asked. Like, “What’s your favorite food to eat, Rhyan?”. To which he profoundly replied, “...Pizza…”. Shocking.
It is apparent in his color palette of choice for clothing that his preferred color is black. The color that contains no colors. This is probably an attempt to be unseen in the darkness. I’ve never seen him at night… so clearly it is working.
Rhyan's favorite pastime is playing video games. A hobby that he gained from older siblings who influenced him with their own love for gaming. He is most definitely a console guy over PC. Right now his favorite games are Smite, Diablo 3 and Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (LOTR).
When asked who would win a fight between Shazam and The Red Tornado, Rhyan sided with Shazam. Not a very surprising answer considering Shazam's Superman-like powers, but also very telling considering a child would be trusted with such powers. May this be an insight into the magnificent skills that are wielded by young Rhyan? Maybe…
Rhyan is a great lover of memes. He loves them all as they provide hours of numbing entertainment. In school he enjoys AP Lit. In the future, he hopes to work in the gaming industry.
When asked what he would like people to know about him, he responded that he wanted people to know that he has Asperger's Syndrome, which is on the high functioning side of Autism. This has been a “difficult, but manageable” condition for Rhyan to learn and grow with. It has benefited him in making him truly a unique thinker and he admits though that socially it has made interactions difficult, He has been able use his uniqueness to his benefit.