Each week during Friday Night Matchup, Spectrum News will celebrate some of the top student athletes that Section V has to offer. Hilton High School senior Ryan Butts is this week’s Scholar Athlete. He’s the captain of the football team and the starting quarterback. Ryan also is a three year varsity lacrosse player.

This two-sport athlete carries a 95 GPA and is a member of Hilton’s National Honor Society. He represents everything a student-athlete should strive to be.

Ryan participates in a number of leadership groups. He’s a member of the Principal's Advisory Council and works with the principal in leadership activities to enhance the school community. He is also a member of the Varsity Athlete Leadership Council, nominated by both his football and lacrosse coaches.

This Hilton Cadet also finds time to volunteer. He helped out for the village elementary schools Walk to School Day and the Hilton Education Foundation Golf Tournament.

Ryan will receive a $1,000 scholarship going to the college of his choice.