Ricky Carrasco, the St. Benedict at Auburndale High School’s salutatorian for the Class of 2017, recently accepted an appointment to the United States Naval Academy Class of 2021.
Ricky is a National Merit Finalist and a AP Scholar. He has received Excellence Awards in AP Chemistry, AP US History, Pre-Calculus Honors and Spanish II Honors. In addition, he has received highest average recognition in many of his courses.
He has been tapped for membership in the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. He is a member of the ACT 30 Plus Club. Ricky was awarded the Remmert Memorial Scholarship his junior year.
Carrasco is active in a variety of clubs and extracurricular activities. He is an Honor Council Member, a Student Retreat Leader and Student Ambassador and has served as Co-President of the St. Jude Club for two years. He served as Class President his freshman year. He is senior class chaplain and captain of the Eagles football team. Ricky, a three-sport athlete, playing football, basketball and track for all four years of high school, earning him the school’s prestigious “Iron Eagle 3-Sport Award.” He was a finalist for the prestigious Fellowship of Christian Athletes “Bull” Bramlett Award for football and has been named a Memphis Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete. He is a Best of the Preps athlete.
Ricky plans to study computer science toward his chosen career as an aviator.
He is a graduate of St. Francis of Assisi School in Cordova and the son of Maureen and Richard Carrasco of Germantown.