RMHS High Five Club
Celebrating Excellence in the Class of 2019
About Antonio Ruiz-Nokes
As we end the week of Arts Fest 2019, we recognize with this week’s High 5 an accomplished performing artist and scholar, Antonio Ruiz-Nokes.
During the school day, Antonio lives our school’s core values of respect, responsibility, perseverance, and scholarship. He has earned an outstanding academic record—he is in the National Honor Society and is co-president of the Spanish Club-- but Antonio says his greatest achievement in the classroom has been learning, over time, that it is the challenging learning experiences that provide the most growth and offer the most rewards. He cites Ms. Mooney’s AP Literature and Composition class as the one that has done the most to teach him that lesson and as the class that he counts as he favorite at RMHS.
Antonio is an active member of the RMHS Drama Club, and his contributions to that club are many. He has been a performer, most notably in last fall’s production of Mamma Mia where he played one of the leads, Sam Carmichael. When he’s not on stage, Antonio works in tech. In the coming weeks he’ll be one of the students in charge of running the sound board during the production of Don’t Touch That Dial!. Antonio has distinguished himself in the area of vocal music. He has performed in Mixed Choir and RMHS Singers. He has also been honored regionally, auditioning for and winning a spot on both the All-State chorus and this past fall, the All-Eastern chorus, participating with students from up and down the east coast at the All-Eastern Music Festival in Pittsburgh. As accomplished as he is in the area of vocal music, Ms. Killian is quick to note that it is his attitude and unfailing patience and kindness that truly define his work in the music suite at RMHS.
In the fall, Antonio will attend Northwestern University where he will study vocal performance and music education. Congratulations, Antonio!