Citizens Scholars Leaders is a video series profiling Hopkins High School students who define excellence in and outside of the classroom. This is Hopkins royalty at its finest.
The second installment of "Citizen Scholars Leaders" profiles the endlessly ambitious and noble Joe Ramlet. As the Hopkins Sophomore puts it: "I've always been a patient person, the only time I'm not patient is when I can do the right thing." If one looked at Joe's schedule, patient would not seem to be part of his vocabulary. Beyond being an exceptional scholar - he plans to graduate high school with a two-year degree - Joe splits time between student council, Police Explorers, Golden Valley's Environmental Commission and volunteering at his local library. If that wasn't enough, he still finds time to manage the Hopkins Cross Country Team and serve as a section leader in the Hopkins Orchestra.
Joe's extracurriculars aside, the thing that truly sets him apart is his character. Joe is truly kind and shows a legitimate passion for helping others. His peers recognize him as a natural leader and a friend. When speaking with Joe, it's easy to forget you are talking to a fifteen year old. As his english teacher - Angela Brueske - puts it: "He's wise beyond his years and mature beyond his age." The most impressive part about Joe may be that he's just getting started, and for the rest of us, that's something to be excited about.