Austin Bryan

  • Greenville US-NC


Aug 2011 - Present

J. H. Rose High School

I currently attend J. H. Rose High School. I am very active in my school. Currently I am the president of the National Honor Society and the Social Studies National Honor Society. I have been active on the school paper Rampant Lines and was Features Editor during the 2011-2012 school year and am currently the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper for the 2012-2013 school year. I have continued to take the most rigorous classes available to me. I actually decided to self study for three AP classes (world history, microeconomics, and macroeconomics) to learn subjects not offered as classes at my school. I managed to pass all of my exams with high marks and am currently ranked 2 in my class of 362 with a 5.15 GPA.

Aug 2009 - Jun 2011

D.H. Conley High School

I attended D.H. Conley High School in Greenville North Carolina for my 9-10th grade career. I took the most rigorous courses available to me and have even completed extra classes online during the summer and during the school year to keep my skills sharp.


I have a passion for politics, current events, volunteering, and civil service which is why I am pursuing a career in the fields of international relations, political science, and/or law. I enjoy traveling to unique places, learning about different cultures, and exploring history. I want to one day be able to help empower others in need by giving them the freedoms that they deserve through an international peacekeeping organization such as the United Nations.

Leadership Positions and Activities

School Newspaper:

12th - Rampant Lines student newspaper Editor-in-Chief.

National Honor Society:

12th - Elected President.

National Social Studies Honor Society:

12th - Elected President.

Governor's School:

12th - Editor-in-Chief and Graphics Editor of weekly student newspaper. After starting as the graphic editor and designing the pages for the newspaper, I was promoted to Editor-in-Chief by the publication office director.

Boy Scouts:

11th - Senior Patrol Leader and Webmaster. As the leader of the group, I planned meetings, set up camping trips, and organized community service projects for the troop.

Teen Leadership Institute:

10th: Lead the "Leading Stops the Needing" community service project for the Greenville Homeless Shelter. I also designed a website to increase awareness of the project.

Extracurricular Activities and Community Service

Service Based

Boy Scouts of America Troop 340. As an active Boy Scout, I have participated in many different environment clean ups, service projects for the needy, food drives, and even created my own service project for my Eagle Scout Award. I planed, lead and executed a project that preserved the history of the East Carolina Council by creating an archive at East Carolina University on scouting's history. It is completed and able to be accesses by any researcher or member of the community. In all, the service project totaled 264 man hours of work.

Teen Court with the Mediation Center of Eastern North Carolina. As a member of the Mediation Center's Teen Court program, I am able to act as an attorney representing and prosecuting my peers for crimes they have committed. I have participated in this program for six years. It is a unique way to help show these students that crime is not the answer and a way for me to better my community by being a catalyst for change in lowering my community's teen crime rate.


National Honor Society. As a member of the NHS, I am able to be among a group of students that are not only dedicated scholars but also individuals dedicated to community service. As president, I plan to engage the club in both academic and community service related projects this school year.

National Social Studies Honor Society. As a member, I am able to meet with other engaged individuals in my school who have a passion for social studies and academics in general. As president, I plan to engage members of the society in social studies related activities such as volunteering at East Carolina University's archive.

National English Honor Society: I was inducted as a member during the 2011-2012 school year and will continue my membership this year. This will include participating in various English related volunteer activities.


School Newspaper: "Rampant Lines." In my junior year of high school, I became a proud member of "Rampant Lines." After writing in the features section and creating a new website for the publication, I was promoted to Features Editor. I designed the spread and also created the Journalism Club to get students who could not take the class involved in writing for the school paper. Currently, as Editor-in-Chief, I oversee all the sections of the paper and the website. This year I brought to the class a new layout, logo, sales strategy, and more frequent print cycle.

Mock Trial: After I tried out and made the team for my school's Mock Trial club, we practiced intensely for months. As an attorney, I learned to think intuitively and to always ask questions about details. When practicing the case, I improved my public speaking skills, court room etiquette, and teamwork ability with my co-attorneys. I became great friends with my teammates and our ability to work together on something we are all interested in was what, in my opinion, allowed us an advancement to states.

Tennis Team: During my first two years of high school, I was an active member of my school's tennis team. After practicing and competing throughout the year in singles and doubles matches, I participated in the all conference competition as doubles partner. My teammate and I made it to the top four in the doubles competition, which required teamwork, communication, and endurance.

Awards, Certificates, Projects and Recognitions:

Boy Scouts:

12th: Eagle Scout Award highest rank in Boy Scouting.


12th: AP Scholar with Distinction

NC Governor's School:

12th: Accepted into and graduated from the North Carolina Governor's School five week summer program in the area of social science.

Teen Court:

11th: Participated in and named best attorney during state Teen Court Summit mock trial competition.

Mock Trial (State and Regional):

11th: Participated in and named best attorney during the final round of the regional Mock Trial competition.

11th: Team advanced to state mock trial competition.

Model United Nations Competition:

10th: 3rd Place in Model United Nations Competition at East Carolina University

NC Summer Ventures in Science and Math:

11th: Accepted into and graduated from the North Carolina Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics four week program at UNC-Charlotte.

North Carolina State Science and Engineering Fair:

11th: Awarded the Yale Alumni Award in Science and Engineering

11th: Special Ricoh Sustainable Development Award

10th: Awarded an invitation to compete in the international "Genius Olympiad" science competition this summer with a paid trip to New York

10th: 2nd Place in Northeast Regional Science Fair and Advancement to the State Competition

10th: 1st Place School Winner in Science Fair and Advancement to the Regional Competition

10th: Military Award for "green energy project" at Northeast Regional Science Fair 

10th: Art in Sciences Art Competition Participant 

North Carolina Student Academy of Science Competition:

10th: 3rd Place in Technology/ Engineering Category at the State NCSAS Competition

10th: Awarded the Stockholm Water Prize and invitation to compete at the State level

Honorable Mention at the State Science Fair for "Gutter Generators: Possibilities of Creating a Home Hydro-power System"

10th: 1st Place in North Carolina Student Academy of Sciences (NCSAS) District 1 Competition and Advancement to the State Competition

Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce:

10th: Became a Teen Leadership Institute Graduate and received recognition for creating the website for the Greenville Community Shelter “Leading Stops the Needing” Project that the Teen Leadership Institute participated in.

Art Competitions:

10th: Scholastic Silver Key Award and scholarship to Barton College

10th: Awarded visual arts student of the year

10th: Best in Show award and advancement to NC State Fair

10th: Margaret L. Blount Art Competition, Honorable Mention

10th: Honorable Mention Certificate of Congressional Recognition, Congressional Art Competition

9th: 3rd Place Certificate of Congressional Recognition, Congressional Art Competition

9th: 2nd Place State Winner for the Federal Jr. Duck Stamp Design Competition

9th: 1st Place P.T.S.A. Art Competition Photography Winner

9th: 1st Place Award for River Park North Photography Contest