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Ellis Middle School

1700 4th Avenue SE
Austin, MN 55912
507-460-1500
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Alumni Spotlight: Ryan James

In this week's Alumni Spotlight, we catch up with alumnus Ryan James.

What are you doing now?

I am a sports writer and Prep Hoops event coordinator.

How did APS prepare you for this role?

APS helped me maintain a love of basketball through coaches and teammates year round.

What is your advice for current Packers?

Your career path could take an odd road but keep working hard towards your goal through a lot of professional and personal adventures.

Who at APS inspired you?

Mr. Bishop and Mr. Raymond - I loved how freely they taught their classes. And Bill Lloyd for being such a kind person who rewarded hard work.

What was your favorite meal in the cafeteria?

Double chicken patty sandwiches with tons of lettuce and fries!


Are you an alumnus of Austin Public Schools?  If so, we'd love to hear from you!

We're excited to hear about your accomplishments and are eager to share your successes and advice with our current students, families, and the Austin community. Please take a few minutes to complete the quick questionnaire at https://www.austin.k12.mn.us/district-resources/aps-alumni-spotlight regarding your current position and your career trajectory.

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing all your wonderful stories!