Chua is a member of the Varsity Academic Team, the National Honor Society, and the Beta Club. He is an Eagle Scout, an alumnus of Kentucky’s Governor’s Scholars Program, an AP Scholar with Distinction, and was recently named a Paducah Bank Teen of the Week.
He is the son of Rona and Winston Chua of Paducah.
"Ryan is not only an invested student at Paducah Tilghman High School, but he is an engaged member of the community who has pursed his passions with vigor,” said Principal Allison Stieg. “Given his stellar academic record, his true love of learning, and his incredible drive, I am not surprised that he has earned national recognition. Paducah Tilghman is very proud of his achievement, and we look forward to watching his continued successes.”