Ryan Weimer, a pre-medicine major from Grantsville, Md. and graduate of Northern Garrett High School, was recently recognized with the inscription of his name on the Duke Anthony Whitmore/Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Academic Achievement Wall.
In addition to being an honors student, Weimer has been named to the President’s List for all semesters that he’s attended Potomac State College.
He has volunteered with various activities on campus, including blood drives, WVU Rural Health Day, and HER2 Breast Cancer Seminar to name a few.
Weimer is an active participant within his community as well, volunteering with the Maryland Special Olympics, the 5K run for Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness, and with the WVU Cancer Institute James and Shirley Bailey Cancer Center at Garrett Regional Medical Center, to name a few.
He has logged more than 300 volunteer hours, some of which includes mentoring and judging the annual Pee-wee Swine Show, serving as a ski instructor, and coaching softball. Weimer has also shadowed surgeons at the Garrett Regional Medical Center, and EMTs with the Northern Garrett Rescue Squad.
Weimer is the recipient of numerous scholarships, including: Potomac State College Level 1 Academic Scholarship of Distinction, Tucker Community Foundation Jack and Jean Smith Scholarship Pass-Through, National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship, Western Maryland Health System Auxiliary Scholarship, Garrett Regional Medical Center and Medical Staff Scholarship, Oakland Hiram Lodge 192 AF&AM Masonic Grant, Masonic Charities of Maryland Educational Grant: C. David Haacke Award, Grantsville Lions and Rotary Club Scholarships, Frank H. Eberly Scholarship, Junior Women’s Civic Club Scholarship, Maryland Emergency Management Association Scholarship, Northern Class of 1959 Scholarship, American Legion Post 214 Scholarship, Oakland Chapter 67 Order of Eastern Star & Elks Student of the Year Awards, and the Garrett County Livestock Association and State 4-H Foundation Scholarships.
After graduation, Weimer plans to continue his education on the WVU Morgantown campus, where he hopes to be accepted into the WVU School of Medicine with the goal of becoming a surgeon. He’s the son of Kista Powell the late Jerry Weimer.